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THE COMPT BUIK OF 

DAVID WEDDERBURNE 

MERCHANT OF DUNDEE 

1587-1630 

TOGETHER WITH THE 

SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE 
1580-1618 

Edited from the Original Manuscripts, with 

Introduction and Notes, by 

A. H. MILLAR, F.S.A.Scot. 




EDINBURGH 

Printed at the University Press by T. and A. Constable 

for the Scottish History Society 

1898 



PREFATORY NOTE 

The manuscript Compt Bulk of David Wedderhurne belonged 
to the late Mr. A. C. Lamb, Dundee, and a few of the historical 
entries were used in Mr. Lamb's volume, entitled Dundee : its 
Quaint and Historic Buildings, The editor assisted Mr. Lamb 
in the preparation of the literary portion of that volume, and 
it occurred to him that the Compt BuiJc would afford precisely 
the kind of material suitable for a volume such as the Scottish 
History Society would publish. On making the suggestion to 
Mr. Lamb, he at once adopted it, and placed the manuscript 
at the disposal of the Society. He gave free access to his 
extensive collection of documents relating to the history of 
Dundee, and rendered valuable assistance in other ways. 
As the Editor had made voluminous notes in the charter- 
room of Dundee when engaged upon his Roll of Eminent 
Burgesses of Dundee, 1513-1887, he was able to utilise 
these in identifying many of the persons mentioned in the 
Compt BuiJc, He has specially to acknowledge the courtesy 
of Alexander Wedderburn, Esq., Q.C., London, who kindly pro- 
vided the material for the account of the Wedderburn Family, 
which forms a separate portion of the Introduction. Mr. 
Wedderburn, who has long been engaged on a volume of 
family history, entitled The Wedderburn Book, frankly offered 
to the Compt Buik this contribution, which embodies the 
result of elaborate researches in private repositories of the 
Wedderburns to which he had access. With Mr. LamVs con- 



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sent the manuscript had been transcribed by the Rev. Walter 
Macleod for Mr. Wedderburn's use in his volume; and the 
proof-sheets of the text have been compared by Mr. Wedderburn 
with this transcript, besides being carefully collated with the 
original by the Editor. The text may therefore be accepted 
as doubly revised. 

The Scottish History Society is indebted to the late Lord 
Provost of Dundee, Sir James Low, and to the present Lord 
Provost, Henry M*Grady, for permission to transcribe the 
Shipping Lists of Dundee ; and also to Sir Thomas Thornton, 
Town-Clerk of Dundee, who is official custodian of these 
documents, and who placed them in the hands of the Editor 
for transcription. The Editor has further to express his 
obligations to Mr. T. G. Law for many useful suggestions ; to 
Mr. Mill of the Signet Library, for compiling the Index ; and 
to Mr. Alexander Balharrie, Montrose, for assistance in pre- 
paring the work for the press. 



CONTENTS 



Introduction, ..... 
The Wedderburn Family, 
COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE, 
Shipping Lists of Dundee — 1580-1618, 
Index, ...... 



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INTRODUCTION 



The materials for writing a history of Scottish commerce i n 
the reign of James vi., before and after the Union of the 
Crowns, have hitherto been very scanty. Some idea of the 
trade of Scotland with other countries in the fifteenth century 
may be obtained from a study of The Ledger of Andrew 
Halyhurton, 1492-1503, edited by Professor Cosmo Innes, and 
published in 1867. That volume also contains the ' Table of 
Customs and Valuation of Merchandises, 1612,' which indirectly 
shows the goods imported from which rates were levied, though 
it affords no clue as to the quantity of goods brought into 
Scotland, nor does it indicate the places whence these were 
brought. Professor Innes was thoroughly aware of this defect, 
for in his Preface he thus alludes to the tariff of 1612 : — 

'It is certainly very carefully formed, although we may 
regret that it appears intended to contain and exhaust all 
articles of possible commerce. It would have suited our pur- 
pose, the purpose of the historian, better, if it had indicated 
the commodities which were habitually, or even occasionally, 
shipped and landed, bought, sold, bartered in Scotland, just 
nine years after King James had gone to fill the long-expected 
seat of Queen Elizabeth, and thought that he had ended the 
national feud which had so long interrupted the commerce of 
his two kingdoms."* 

The present volume more than fills the space in the annals 
of Scottish commerce which was vacant when Professor Innes 
wrote his Preface, and it is the first book issued which con- 
tains authentic details of the imports, exports, and home trade 



X WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

at a busy Scottish seaport during the eventful period between 
1587 and 1630. It thus covers sixteen years before the Union 
of the Crowns, and twenty-seven years after that event, in all, 
forty- three years of Scottish mercantile life, in a time of 
political and national transition. The last entry in Andrew 
Halyburton's Ledger is dated July, 1503. The earliest com- 
mercial entry in David Wedderburne''s Compt Bulk was made 
on 15th March 1587. The intervening period is a total 
blank, so far as documentary evidence of Scottish commerce is 
concerned, save for stray references in the Acts of Parliament, 
and the Records of the Convention of Burghs. The last entries 
in Wedderburne''s book were made on 12th December, 1630 
(pp. 76, 77), two years before his death. This parchment- 
bound volume, with its quaint flap, partly frayed by constant 
use, had been his continual companion for forty-three years, 
and to its pages he had committed the records of his com- 
mercial transactions, the register of his family, the lists of 
deeds relating to his properties, the books he most highly 
prized, the furniture and warlike graith which were most 
valuable to him, the portentous local and national events that 
seemed most worthy of notice, everything, in short, which 
made up the life of a thriving merchant three centuries 
ago. In this respect the Wedderburne volume is much more 
instructive than The Ledger of Andrew Halyhurton \ for while 
the latter book contains the business transactions of a fifteenth 
century Scottish merchant, formally arranged for commercial 
purposes only, the present volume gives a vivid picture, drawn 
unconsciously, of the domestic life of a burgess in the latter 
half of the succeeding century. It is the familiar note-book of 
an educated merchant, the representative of a notable family, 
moving in the best local society of the time, with a large 
business connection in Norway, the Low Countries, France, 
and Spain ; and it shows what he exported and imported, how 
he managed his foreign traffic, the method whereby he con- 
ducted his ordinary sales in the burgh, the weights and 



INTRODUCTION xi 

measures of the period, the forms of charter-party in use for 
shipments sent abroad, the currency of the time, and many 
other details which throw a flood of light upon the commerce 
of his day, and afford information upon a subject that has 
hitherto been wrapt in shade. Previous to the issue of this 
volume, there was no authentic publication upon the subject 
between Halyburton's date (1503), and the Report, by Thomas 
Tucker, upon the harbours of Scotland, written in 1656 for 
the information of Cromwell, and published by the Bannatyne 
Club. It will thus be seen that the Wedderburne book fills 
a wide gap in the commercial history of Scotland, and covers a 
period of great interest. Indirectly, also, it shows the progress 
of the secularisation of ecclesiastical property. Wedderburne 
was factor for the Scrymgeoures of Dudhope, so far as some of 
the chaplainries were concerned, which had fallen into their 
hands; and the accounts he rendered, and his lists of docu- 
ments connected with these properties, are full of instruction 
upon an obscure subject. 

While the editor was engaged upon the Wedderburne manu-\ 
script, it occurred to him that the book gave only one side of \ 
the trade of that time. The exports sent to foreign lands are 
detailed with considerable fulness, and the imports are shown 
by numerous entries. But to understand fully the import 
trade at a leading seaport of the period, it was necessary to 
have more than the record of one merchant's transactions. 
Researches made by the editor in the charter-room of Dundee, 
for another purpose, had enabled him to discover volumes 
which gave the Shipping Lists from 1580 till 1700, and he 
thought that the printing of a selection from these Lists, in 
which the contents of each cargo are detailed, would show, 
upon indisputable evidence, what were the imports to Dundee; 
in fact, would supply exactly the information which Professor 
Cosmo Innes had desiderated. With the sanction of the 
Council of the Scottish History Society, application was made 
to Sir Thomas Thornton, Town Clerk of Dundee, and with 



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his courteous consent the editor transcribed the Shipping 
Lists, beginning with 1580, the date of the earliest vohime 
extant, and continuing chronologically till 1618. It was not 
deemed necessary to carry the transcription further than the 
latter date, as the thirty-eight years included give a fair idea 
of the imports. Taking the two portions of this volume to- 
gether, it is possible to have an adequate notion of the imports, 
exports, and home trade in a thriving Scottish burgh before 
and after the Union of the Crowns. 

The Wedderburne manuscript contains 102 leaves, measur- 
ing 7f inches by 5^ inches. The paper is made up in nine 
bundles of five double-leaves, stitched with twine, and fixed 
within a parchment cover (not lined), having a flap which 
covers the front edge of the book and extends about half-way 
over the back-cover ; that is to say, the parchment is one piece 
of skin measuring 17 inches by 7f inches. The paper is uniform 
in quality, having a rough surface, and some of the sheets 
bear a flagon water-mark such as was common on Dutch 
paper of the period. The insides of the cover have been 
written upon, and thus the book contains 104 folios, as shown 
in the marginal pagination given in the text. That pagination, 
it must be understood, does not exist in the original, and has 
only been adopted by the editor for ease in reference. The 
book has not been used chronologically, but has been written 
from both ends, and entries have been interpolated at various 
times where a blank space could be found for a jotting or 
memorandum. Hence it might seem at first difficult to decide 
which is the beginning and which the end of the book. A 
little examination of the contents, however, soon settles this 
matter. Taking the flap, as naturally opening towards the 
left hand, it will be found that the title-page has originally 
borne merely the simple description, ' Libe?' David'is Wedder^ 
hurne^ with the date ' 1587 "* at the bottom of the page. At 
later dates the page has been scribbled over with numerous 
entries, and with caligraphic flourishes, interspersed with un- 



INTRODUCTION xiii 

connected phrases, such as, ' David Wedderbunie, burges of 
Dundie,' * Xantho retro propria^ as shown on page 1. On 
turning over this leaf the original purpose of the book is dis- 
closed on folio 2* by the inset title : ' This is ane coUectione 
off the effectis and daittis of certaine evidentis wryttis and 
tytellis apertenand to David Wedderburne sone lawfuU to 
umquhile Alexander Wedderburne commone clerk ofFDundie as 
followis ffirst. Als of certane his brether and sisteris tytellis 
and sum frendis ' (p. 4). From this title it is evident that the 
book was begun as a record of documents relating to properties 
that belonged to the Wedderburne family. The first twenty- 
two pages (eleven leaves) are occupied with a continuous list 
of these documents. It might at first seem to militate against 
this theory as to the first purpose of the book, that while the 
date on the title-page is 1587, some of the charters included 
bear the date 1610. But it will be found that blank spaces 
have been left on the pages after the record has been brought 
up to September 1587, and the memoranda as to documents 
of a later date have been interpolated subsequently. When 
these spaces were found insufficient for other entries, the writer 
has put a cross-reference thus : ' ffourtie leavis hereefter 
followis the Inventar of the rest of my writtis ** (p. 23) ; and a 
similar direction was given when folio 12* was reached (p. 25). 
The purpose of the book is thus made clear. 

Had David Wedderburne adhered to his first intention the 
value of this manuscript would have been limited. Fortunately 
it occurred to him that he might make use of this book for 
memoranda of his business transactions. He simply reversed 
the book and began to write upon it from the other end. The 
new title-page reads thus : ' David Wedderburnis Compt 
Bulk, 9 Novembris, 1587' (p. 190). He did not begin to 
write up the Compt Bulk chronologically. The earliest entry 
is dated 15th March 1587 (p. 188), a date anterior to the 
date on the second title-page. A glance at the text will show 
that the dates on the same page are often widely separated 



xiv WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

in time, thus showing that David Wedderburne kept this book 
for stray memoranda, which he jotted down upon any page 
where he found a blank space. It might have been possible to 
have arranged these entries in chronological order ; but that 
would have entirely altered the book, and destroyed its value 
as an example of the commercial system of a merchant of the 
period. The whole of the book has been transcribed exactly, 
and is printed in the form in which the manuscript was written. 
The pages of this book had been in use as a commercial 
record for a considerable time before it occurred to David 
Wedderburne that it would be convenient to make it a family 
register. Some time subsequent to 23rd February 1606, he 
jotted down (not in chronological order) the dates of the 
births, marriages, and deaths of his children. He began this 
record on a blank half-page, and continued it on the succeeding 
page, but as the space was limited he had to crowd the par- 
ticulars in small writing within double columns (p. 47). The 
result must have been unsatisfactory to him, especially when 
there were new-comers in the family, and important additional 
events had to be recorded. Hence, in 1610 — four years later — 
he began a regular family register, arranged consecutively, 
with the quaint heading, ' The names of Barnis and Eild of 
thame procreat betuix David Wedderburne and Matild Beton 
his spous, with the names of thair godfatheris and godmotheris 
Baptisit and quhat Ministeris is as follows' (p. 122). The 
appearance of these two registers shows that the writer did not 
regard the book as a merely commercial ' compt buik,' such as 
Andrew Halyburton''s Ledger was. It was his constant and 
familiar companion for at least forty-three years, and was 
apparently carried with him on his occasional journeyings ta 
the Continent. From its pages much may be learned of the 
social life of the period which no day-book or ledger could 
have afforded. It shows the household furniture of a well-to- 
do merchant of the Jacobean time, the apparel he wore, the 
weapons he carried, the books he read, his piety, his super- 



INTRODUCTION xv 

stition, and his loyalty to the reigning monarch ; as well as 
the multiform currency he used, his weights and measures, his 
method of trading, and the kinds of goods in which he 
trafficked. To some of these topics attention may be directed 
by referring to typical examples that are to be found in the 
volume. 

As the genealogy of the Wedderburne family is very fully 
detailed (and for the first time with accuracy) in a separate 
portion of this Introduction, it is only necessary here to give a 
brief outline of the life of David Wedderburne, the author of 
the Covipt Bulk. He was the second son of Alexander 
Wedderburne, Town-clerk of Dundee {d. 1585), and Janet 
Myln, and was probably born in 1562. No account of his 
early life has been found, but it is probable that he was 
educated at the Grammar-school of Dundee, and afterwards 
at St. Andrews University, for it is evident from his own 
memoranda that he had obtained a good classical education. 
The likelihood is that he did not graduate, as he is never 
referred to as ' Magister,' though that title is punctiliously 
bestowed on his elder brother Alexander. His admission as a 
Notary in 1603 (p. 130) suggests that he had been originally 
intended for the legal profession, and had studied with that 
purpose in view, though his life was chiefly devoted to com- 
merce. On 15th May 1582, he was enrolled as a burgess of 
Dundee by the privilege of his father the Town-clerk. Five 
years afterwards, as the Compt Bulk shows, he was actively 
engaged in commerce. In 1589 he was married to Matilda 
Betoun (marriage contract dated 26th Feb.), daughter of James 
Betoun of Westhall, and by her he had four sons and seven 
daughters. Besides his occupation as a merchant, David 
Wedderburne transacted legal business for his clients, such as 
making transumpts of charters, examining sasines, extracting 
deeds from the protocol books which had belonged to his 
father, and other work of that kind ; and he also acted as 
factor to Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope in connection with 



xvi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

some of the chaplainries which belonged to that nobleman. 
In 1596 he visited Queinsbrig (p. 46) or Quedlinburg, in 
Holland, and again in 1600 (p. 122), and journeyed once to 
Denmark (p. 174), and on these occasions he gives a list in the 
Compt BuiJv of the strange medley of coins which he took with 
him. He entered the Town Council in 1598, and served as 
Councillor in 1599, 1601, 1602, 1603. In the early years of his 
wedded life he rented from his brother Alexander a house on the 
south side of the Mercat-gait (now High Street) ; but at a later 
date he possessed a ' ludging and tenement, with yard bak and 
foir, lyand on the north pairt of the hie mercat gait of Dundee,** 
which he bequeathed to his wife on 11th January 1624. The 
latest entry in the Compt Bulk is dated 12th December 1630. 
David Wedderburne was alive on 30th April 1632, as he was 
then cautioner to the confirmation of the will of Christian Lovell 
wife of his brother James ; but his death must have taken 
place previous to 3rd March 1634, as appears from an entry in 
one of the Dundee protocol books. 

The most convenient method for examining the contents 
of the Compt Bulk will be to indicate the memorable events 
referred to ; the books acquired or lent by David Wedderburne ; 
and the commercial memoranda in which allusions are made to 
systems of trade and barter, coinage, exports, and imports, 
and curious domestic customs. These references will not be 
exhaustive, but will serve to show the kind of material which 
the book contains. 

Saturday, 25th February 1597-8, was a memorable day in the 
history of Scotland. A total eclipse of the sun took place, and 
as the Kirk was then at a crisis in its existence, there were 
Presbyterian prophets who took this phenomenon to be a 
warning of impending danger. The event is narrated in detail 
by Calderwood, by James Melville, and by William Scott, and 
it is curious to find how closely David Wedderburne's descrip- 
tion agrees with these three separate versions. The note in 
the Compt Bulk (p. 32) is an excellent example of vigorous 
Scottish language : — 



INTRODUCTION xvii 

' Upoun the xxv day of Februar being Settirday, the signe In 
pisces 1597 Quhilk wes accomptit the ecclips of the sone and 
cheynge of the mone Betuix ten and ellevin houris befor nwn that 
day darkness overschaddowit the face of the hail earth that nane 
mycht knaw ane uther perfytly on the calsayis nor yit micht nae 
persone within thair houssis haif any lycht but candill Quhilk 
contenewit the space of half ane houre And the peiple with 
gryt fair fled afF the calsaysis to houssis mourning and lamenting 
and the crawis and corbels and ravenois foullis fled to houssis 
to our steple and tolbuith and schip tappis maist merveulously 
affrayit Quhilk sycht wes maist terreble and fairfuU to all people 
young and auld And nane persone levand culd declair they ever 
hard or saw the lyk thame selffis in ony tyme preceiding.' 

The account of this incident given by William Scott, 
minister of Cupar {Apologetical Narration of the State of the 
Kirk, Wodrow Soc. ed. p. 99) is in similar terms, though 
Scott regards it as having some prognostical reference to the 
famous Articles of Perth, which were shortly to be submitted 
to the General Assembly. The following is Scotfs version : — 

' Upon Saturday, the 25th of February, fell forth that fearful 1 
eclipse of the sun, which continued the space of two hours, so 
fearfull that that Saturday is yet called by the people '' the Black 
Saturday " ; a prognostick, as the tymes gave occasion to interpret, 
of that darknesse which was to fall upon the Kirk.' 

Calderwood is even more precise in ascribing this darkness 
as foreshadowing some evil to the Kirk. After describing the 
event in words similar to those employed by Wedderburne, he 
remarks {History of the Kirk, fol. ed. 1678, p. 145) :— 

^ The like fearefull eclipse of the sunne, and appearance of fallin 
starres from the heaven, was scene in France, when men of 
greatest estimation were intised by flatterie and gifts to agree 
upon a middle betuixt Papists and Protestants, which had been 
effectuated if God had not cut them off in a strange maner.' 

James Melville was so impressed with this eclipse and its pro- 
phetic foreshado wings that he gave details of it twice in his 
Diary (Wodrow Soc. ed. pp. 438, 525), and even wrote a sonnet 
on the subject, in which he represented the moon coming be- 

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xviii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

tween the earth and the sun as symbolical of the world coming 
betwixt the kirk and Christ ; and in a marginal note on his 
manuscript he gave the names of several eminent men who 
died in the following year — events which he evidently believed 
were foretold by the eclipse. Wedderburne, being probably 
inclined to Episcopacy, like others of his family, did not re- 
cognise any of these portents. 

David Wedderburne was not above the superstitions of his 
time, and was tinged with that love of astrology which then 
prevailed. Thus he copies into his Compt Bulk a prophecy 
regarding James vi. (p. 140). He explains in the margin, 
' Robert my father brother gif me this quhilk he said wes 
giffin him in Vittemberg.' The forecast is as follows : — 

' I. 6 Rex noster natus fuerat in carcere 
Edinburgense 19 Junij 1566 
Inter horas 9 et 10 Antemeridiem 

in anno 1575. 
R. erit versutus irrequietus Consiliorum 
Occultator ac fundet regni sui amplicit.' 

Another instance of Wedderburne^s credulity is shown by 
his regarding what were known as ' evil days." On the back of 
his first title-page (p. 3) he gives a double list of evil and 
blessed days. He writes : ' The zeir hes 33 evill dayis. This 
generalie forder contenit in the Schiphirdis calender,' and then 
he proceeds to detail the evil days in each month of the year. 
But this is not enough for him. He gives a second list of 
' evill dayis allowit be thame that wret this.'' On comparing 
the two tables, it will be seen that besides the first thirty- 
three evil days he admits thirty-one into his own calendar, 
and only seventeen of these coincide with the other list, thus 
making in all forty-seven evil days in Wedderburne''s year. 
* The blissit dayis of the zeir The quhilk wes revelit to ye gude 
patriarche Joseph quhen he servit Kyng Pharow in Egypt be 
the angell of God,* are quoted as a set-off to the other lists. 
There were twenty-six blessed days, November being wholly 



INTRODUCTION xix 

unblest. As there is a similar list of evil days in one of the 
Dundee protocol books that belonged to David"'s uncle, Robert 
Wedderburne the notary, it is probable that he had taken the 
calendar from the same source as that from which he received 
the prophecy regarding James vi. It is curious that, with 
such a predisposition towards omens, David Wedderburne did 
not suggest some supernatural explanation of the eclipse. 

Another interesting historical event recorded in the Compi^ 
Bulk was the visit of James vi. to Dundee in 1617. When^ 
that monarch, ' saumont-like,"* determined to return to his 
ancient kingdom, great preparations were made for the royal 
progress. Lord Binning (afterwards first Earl of Haddington) 
was intrusted with the preparations for this visit. He found 
that it would be difficult to cross the Tay at Dundee because 
of the baggage that would have to be shipped and ferried 
across the river. The only other method was to send the 
baggage by Perth and thence to Dundee, on the way to 
Kinnaird Castle, the seat of Sir David Carnegy, first Earl of 
Southesk, where the King purposed spending several days. 
Lord Binning wrote thus to the King : ' It is not sene how 
your Majestie^s stuffis can be transported and in due tyme 
placed at Kinnaird, unless your Majestie stay two nights at 
Dundie on your first passage, and mak the lyke stay at Dundie 
in your returne from Kinnaird.' From the entry in the Compt 
Bulk, however, it is clear that the difficulty was got over, for 
the king only remained one night at Dundee. The note is 
interesting as the record of an eyewitness. David Wedder- 
burne's brother, the Town Clerk, was directed to read an 
Address to the King, written in Latin, which is printed in 
* The Muses' Welcome to the King's Majestic,' and is saturated 
with the hyperbolical flattery that seemed ever pleasing to the 
King. The passage in the Compt Bulk (p. 117) runs thus : — 

Upoun the xv May l6l7. James be the grace of God 
Kyng of Gryt Bra tan France lyrland defender of the faith our 
native King being mowit of his awin gude inclenatione to wissit 



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XX WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

Scotland and his avin people cam to Edinburgh. Thairefter cam 
our the wattir of Kyngorne and cam to Falkland and on the xxj 
of May being Weddinsday cam our the wattir of Dundie and 
schippit at the Sowth Ferry and landit at the rude And cam to 
Dudop lait and swippit [supped] thair. The morn tymous he red 
to Kinnaird and remanit all that day Fryday, Settirday, Sonday, 
Mononday Tysday Weddensday Thursday and interit into Dundie 
on Fryday at houris quhar than the toun gef [deleted] his 
greace gef to them his presence. 

There is another note in the Compt BuiJc that refers to a 
visit paid by the King to Dundee, which is not elsewhere 
recorded, if the date be correct. Under the heading, ' 7 Junij 
94 ' the entry appears, ' Lent Alexander Peirsone x^ quhen the 
Kyng wes heir' (p. 42). James vi. set out from Edinburgh 
on 17th February 1593, at the head of the army which he was 
to lead to the North against Huntly. He marched through 
Stirling, Perth, Dundee, and Aberdeen, and the money may 
have been borrowed by Peirsone at that time. It is possible, 
however, that the note has been interpolated subsequent to 
7th June 1594, and may refer to the time when the King led 
forth the army against Huntly for the second time, as he then 
passed through Dundee on 7th October 1594. If neither of 
these theories be correct, then the King must have visited 
Dundee surreptitiously ; and it is curious that no charter was 
signed by him'at Holyrood House between 4th May and 27th 
May, though upon 8th June 1594 he signed a charter there in 
favour of Alexander Ramsay, Bailie of Dundee. 

The most curious historical note in the volume occurs in a 
strange place. The second family register was written by 
David Wedderburne in January 1610, as is shown by the 
marginal note opposite the entry of the birth of his son 
Henry, where he speaks of 'the 23 Januar instant' (p. 126). 
The marriage of his daughter Helen took place on 22nd May 
1610, and he recorded this event on that day. Apparently 
on the same day he received intelligence by some of the ships 
trading from France of the tragedy which had occurred there. 



INTRODUCTION xxi 

for he writes, evidently with the same pen, the startling sen- 
tence, *4 May 1610 The Kyng of France wes slain." He 
alludes, of course, to the assassination of Henri iv. by Ravail- 
lac, and it shows the intimate relationship between Scotland 
and France at that time, when a Scottish merchant should 
have intruded this record into the register of his own family. 
The sentence is underlined in the manuscript to give it emphasis. 
The succeeding entry, relating to the marriage of his daughter 
Effie, was not made until 11th November 1610. 

Another personal note may be of use as settling authori- 
tatively a disputed point in the genealogy of the Scrymgeoures 
of Dudhope. Nearly every writer on the subject states that 
Magdalen Livingstone, daughter of the fifth Lord Livingstone, 
was married first to Sir Alexander Erskine of Gogar, and 
afterwards to John Scrymgeoure of Glaister, father of Sir 
James Scrymgeoure of Dudhope. It is further stated that 
Sir James was married to Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert 
Carnegy of Kinnaird, and no other wife is mentioned in con- 
nection with his name. A whole generation is omitted from 
the genealogy. Margaret Carnegy must have died soon after 
her marriage, for Sir James was unquestionably married to 
Lady Margaret Livingstone, who was not his mother but his 
wife. The initials of Sir James Scrymgeoure and his wife. 
Dame Magdalen Livingstone, are still visible on various por- 
tions of Dudhope Castle, which they reconstructed in 1600. 
The entry in the Compt BuiJc (p. 91) confirms this statement, 
and gives the exact date of the death of Sir James : 

* Upoun the xiij day of July l6l2 at fyve houris in the morning 
The richt honourabill Schir James Serymgeour of Dudop Knycht 
constable of Dundie ane verry noble and gude man deit in 
Cristiane Lindsayis ludgeing within the abbay of Halyrud hous 
in Edinburgh his sone and Darae Magdalen Livingstoun his lady 
being with him thair.* 

There are numerous charters and sasines recorded in the 
protocol books within the charter-room of Dundee, which 



xxii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

prove that Dame Magdalen Livingstone survived her husband, 
and acted as superior of the lands of Dudhope until her son 
came of age. That son was Sir John Scrymgeoure, after- 
wards first Viscount Dudhope, whose grandson was created 
Earl of Dundee. 

The books incidentally mentioned are interesting as showing 
the contents of a Scottish merchant's library in the sixteenth 
century. There were books in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, 
and works on navigation, arithmetic, travels, history, and 
poetry. On 7th November 1621, David Wedderburne devoted 
a whole page of his volume to the recording of books which 
he had lent (p. 168), and the list is worthy of careful ex- 
amination : 

*^Lent James Balfour sone to Michell Balfour of Monquhany 
Metamorphosis Ovidii in Laten with the pictouris bund in ana 
swynis skyn of werry braw binding sumtyme apertening to Robert 
Wedderburn my uncle with ane uther bulk of Inglis of Erablemis 
in meter for the space of ane moneth/ 

It is not easy to discover which edition of Ovid is here 
referred to, though the statement that it had belonged to 
Robert AVedderburne, the notary (born 1546), gives some clue 
to its date. This may have been the Leyden edition of 1519, 
with woodcuts ; or the Leyden edition revised and published 
in 1524. It is possible that it may have been the Metamor- 
piloses per Sprengium illustratce, published in 1570, of which 
there was a copy in the juvenile libx'ary of James vi.^ The 
style of the binding suggests a continental origin, though it 
is quite possible that this was a copy of the famous edition 
revised by Andrea Navagero, the Italian poet, which was 
published at London in 1582. On p. 169 the book is 
described as ' my gilt Ovid.' The ' Bulk of Inglis of Emblemis ' 
was probably the work of Geoffrey Whitney of Nantwich 
(died 1603), which bore the following title, 'A Choice of 



^ Miscellany of the Scot. Hist. Soc. p. xxxvii. 



INTRODUCTION xxiii 

Emblems and other Devises, for the moste parte gathered out 
of sundrie Writers, Englished and Moralised and Divers newly 
Devised. Imprinted at Ley den in the House of Christopher 
Plantyn, by Francis Raphelengius, 1586." This book was 
republished in 1866 under the editorship of the Rev. Henry 
Green, M.A. Raphelengius was the son-in-law and successor 
of Plantyn. 

'Lent My Cornieclis to John Ochterlony of Murrois. , , . Mr. 
John Mairis Cornicle.' 

The latter volume was unquestionably the Paris edition of 
1521 of John Mair or Major's Historia Majoris Britannice tarn 
AnglicB quam Scotice, which was translated by Mr. Archibald 
Constable, and published by the Scottish History Society in 
1893. The other volume of * Cornieclis ' may be either Hector 
Boece's Chronicles, which appears on another page described as 
'Hector Boethis in laten' (p. 73), or Ralph Holinshed's 
Chronicles. If Boece's book be the work noted, it might 
either be the Paris edition of 1526, or that of 1575. Holin- 
shed's book is usually referred to by Wedderburne as 'Chronicles 
of England, Ireland, and Scotland,' or ' my Inglis Cornicles,' 
and a curious entry (p. 189) shows how it came into Wedder- 
burne's possession : — 

' 2 Apryle 97. John Nes officer at command of Peter Clay- 
hillis bailie arestit in David Thomsonis maryneris handis ane 
Cronicle of Scotland Ingland Ireland sumetyme pertenand to 
Thomas Man now to Elizabeth Heres and Alexr. Man his sone 
and that for 13 lib x^ auin be the said umq^** Thomas to me 
David Wedderburn on his obligatioune/ 

The volume, which would probably be the edition of 1577, had 
been an heirloom in Man's family, and was arrested in the hands 
of his son for a debt contracted by the deceased. The Greek 
and Latin classics in this list are as follows : — 

" Lent Dr. Goldman 4 buikes Iliades Homerj, ane uther Greik 
buik (p. l69j. . . James Crychtoun my Vergill (p. 89) Ultimo 
Martij l6l8. Robert Betoun and my sone James hes tane up 



xxiv WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

with thame to Westhall to reid on Plutarche in Laten ourgilt ; 
Quintiliane ante signa lexicon to reid a quhyle thairin, and to 
bring with thame again (p. 173). Lent Mr. John Wedderburn 4 
buikis Socrates besyd Moral Philosophic Erasmus in Inglis (p. l69) 
. . . my Fabellis of Esope.' 

The first edition of Homer printed in this country was pub- 
lished in 1591 ; but as David Wedderburne had constant 
intercourse with the Continent, it is very likely that his copy 
had been brought from Holland. ' Dr. Goldman,' who bor- 
rowed Homer, was Peter Goldman, the celebrated Latinist, 
whose poems were published by Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit, in 
the Delitioe Poetarum Scotorum. The Virgil cannot be identi- 
fied, nor the Plutarch. There were three editions of Quin- 
tilian^s Institutionem Oratorium in circulation before the date 
of the entry : the Leyden edition of 1536 by Sebastian 
Gryphius ; the Paris edition of 1542 by Robert Estienne ; and 
the second Paris edition of 1549 by Estienne^s successor, 
Michel de Vascosan. Of the Fables of ^Esop two editions 
were published before this time — one by Wynkyn de Worde 
in 1534, and another issued at London in 1580. In the 
King's library there was a copy assigned by Mr. George 
Warner either to H. Wykes, London, 1570, or to Robert 
Lekpreuik, Edinburgh, in the same year (^Miscellany of Scottish 
History Society^ p. Ixii), ' Erasmus in Inglis ' would most 
likely be the ' Enchiridion militis Christiani, or The Hansom 
Weapon of a Christian Knight, replenished with many goodly 
and godly Precepts, Imprinted by Wynkyn de Worde, Lon- 
don, 1534.' 

*Lent Mr. Josua Dury ane Hebrew Bybell. . . . Lent Mr. 
William Fergusone ane bulk callit Morcelphis and ane Laten New 
Testament with the pictour ourgilt. . . . Mr Colyn Campbell a 
bulk the Laten Bybell. (pp. 169-170) . . . Thomas Findlason, my 
bressin Scriptour' (p. l66). 

These entries are interesting as showing that prominent clergy- 
men of the period came to this Dundee merchant to borrow 



INTRODUCTION xxv 

books that ought to have been in their own possession. 
Joshua Dury was the son of the Reformer, John Dury (born 
1537, died 1600), and was minister successively at Montrose, 
Forfar, Logie-Montrose, St Andrews, and Inverkeillor. His 
sister was the wife of James Melville, the Diarist. Dury died 
at Inverkeillor in 1631. Colin Campbell was minister of 
Kettins, from which place he was translated to the third 
charge in Dundee in 1620, and died there in 1638. Mr. 
William Ferguson was the son of another famous reformer — 
David Ferguson of Dunfermline, the friend of John Knox — 
and was a noted physician in Dundee. Thomas Findlasoun 
merits some notice. He was the son of James Findlasoun, 
Bailie and Treasurer of Dundee (1564-66), and was born in the 
burgh. He learned the art of printing in Edinburgh, and from 
entries in the Register of the Privy Council it appears that he 
had set up as a master printer in Edinburgh previous to 1609, 
as in that year he was licensed to print Skene^s Regiam Majes- 
tatem in two volumes, ' the one in Latin for the use and benefit 
of strangers, and the other in the Scottish language for 
the use of subjects of the country.' In 1611 Findlasoun 
obtained the privilege of printing the Acts of Parliament, with 
a monopoly for twenty years, and later in the same year the 
Privy Council extended his monopoly, granting him liberty to 
reprint the ' Book of King Robert the Bruce," the ' Book of 
Sir William Wallace,' and the 'Book of the Seven Seages," 
which had been ' printed of befoir, bot nou out of print lang 
since.' In August 1612 Findlasoun was appointed King's 
Printer in succession to Robert Charteris, and had licence to 
print, not only the Acts of Parliament, but also ' the Buikis of 
Halie Scriptour, contening the Auld and New Testament in 
all languageis, in haill or in pairt, and in quhatsomevir volumes, 
grite or small ; with approved Cronicleis of Scotland in Latin 
and Englishe.' On 19th October 1619 the name of ' Thomas 
Findlasoun, Typographus Regis,' w^as enrolled on the list of 
honorary burgesses of Dundee. It is probable that when he 



xxvi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

borrowed David Wedderburne's ' bressin Scriptour'' in 1597, 
he contemplated printing ' the Buikis of Halie Scriptour,** 
though years elapsed before the work was accomplished. On 
9th June 1608, Wedderburne lent his brother-in-law, Alex- 
ander Pierson, his ' parapris on the New Testament ' (p. 141), 
and on the same day his ' Frensche Academy bundin in red 
ourgilt ' was borrowed, apparently for the second time (pp. 
141, 169). Considerable difficulty was experienced by the 
editor in identifying the latter book, as the clue to its identity 
was very slight. At length, after diligent search, he obtained 
a copy of the work in the same edition as that which Wedder- 
burne had. The title-page reads thus : ' The | French Aca-| 
Demie | wherin is discoursed the in-|stitution of maners, and 
whatso-j^iJ^r els concerneth the good and /m/>-|pie life of all 
estates and callings, by | preceptes of doctrine, and exam-\p\Q^ of 
the Hues of ancient | Sages and famous \ men : | by Peter de la 
Primavdaye | Esquire, Lord of the said place, | and ofBar-reey. 
one of the or^i- |narie Gentlemen of the j Kings Chamber-, de- 
dicated To the most Christian King Henrie | the third, and 
newly translated | into English by | T. B. | Imprinted at Lon- 
don, by I Edmund Bollifant for G. | Bishop and Ralph New- 
bery | 1586 1\ The book is a small quarto of 832 closely 
printed pages. It is dedicated to John Barne, Esquire, pro- 
bably the younger son of Sir George Barne, who was Lord 
Mayor of London in 1552, and the brother of Sir George 
Barne, who was also Lord Mayor in 1586, now represented by 
Barne of Sotterley and Dunwich, co. Suffolk. It is a work on 
moral philosophy in the form of discussions. Four young 
men of Anjou arranged to meet together under the supervision 
of ' an ancient wise gentleman of great calling,' and to debate 
upon such subjects as philosophy, sobriety, friendship, love,, 
marriage, monarchy, death, and similar topics. The work is 
somewhat overweighted with erudition, though in certain 
chapters it is sprightly and even mildly humorous. The name 
of the translator, 'T. B.,"* has not been discovered. The date 



INTRODUCTION xxvii 

precludes the idea that it could have been Thomas Blount, 
author of ' The Academy of Eloquence,' as he was not born 
till 1618. 

Another interesting volume in Wedderburne'*s library is thus 
referred to : ' Lent Thomas Vichtan, Smythe's Sermones, and 
ane uther buk' (p. 169). Richard Smythe, D.D., was a 
learned Popish divine, born in Worcestershire in 1500, Pro- 
fessor of Divinity at Oxford, and chaplain to Queen Mary of 
England. He preached a sermon at the martyrdom of Ridley 
and Latimer, choosing for his text the suggestive sentence, 
' Though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, 
it profiteth me nothing.** His writings were chiefly refutations 
of the doctrines of Calvin, Melanchtlion, and other reformers. 
He died in 1563, and in 1572 one of his sermons was published by 
the Protestant party under the title, 'A Sermone by Dr. Smythe, 
with which he entertained his Congregation in Queen Mary's 
Reign.' This was probably the book lent to Thomas Vichtan, 
who was a notary, and whose father had been a priest, converted 
to Protestantism at the Reformation. 

The following entry is interesting as showing the value of 
books at the period : — 

' ix. May 1620. — Send with James Symsone my Hector Boethis 
in laten weill bund, and the Kyngis Apologia to Stokholme to be 
sauld he hes promesit to restore it or x lib thairfor or the coper 
guis pan Item he hes my blundewill buk cost me 6 lib.' 

(p. 73).' 

As already explained, the Boece would probably be the Paris 
edition of 1575. The book referred to as the ' Kyngis Apologie' 
was written in Latin by James vi., and published anonymously 
in 1607. Evidently the copy which Wedderburne had was the 
English translation published in 1609, in which the king 
acknowledged the authorship. Its full title was ' An Apologie 
for the Oath of Allegiance (against the two Breves of Pope Paulus 
Quintus and the late Cardinall Bellarmine to G. Blackwood) 
First set foorth without a name ; and now acknowledged by 



xxviii WEDDERBURxNE COMPT BUIK 

the author, James, King of Great Britain."* This book was 
currently known as the ' King's Apology.' It is remotely pos- 
sible, however, that Wedderburne may have had a copy of the 
book entitled ' An Apologie and Defence of the K. of Scotland 
against the infamous libell forged by John Cecill, English 
Priest, Intelligencer to Treasurer Cecill of England,"* which 
was printed in the Miscellany of tlie Scottish History Society^ 
vol. i. p. 41, et seq. In his notes on that work Mr. T. G. Law 
refers to three manuscript copies in the Record Office, and 
inclines to the opinion that the 'Apologie' had not been printed. 
Allusion is made by the writer to ' his last edition,"* and Mr. 
Law says, ' Although " last edition "' is a strange and unlikely 
term to be used of any unprinted document, there has been 
discovered no evidence of the " Apologie "" ever having been 
printed. It was evidently circulated, and widely circulated, in 
manuscript only.' (Miscell Scot. Hist. Soc, vol. i. p. 15.) 
Though it is not impossible that Wedderburne may have had 
a copy of this work, the probability is rather in favour of the 
supposition that the book sent to Stockholm was the ' Apologie 
for the oath of Allegiance.' 

James Symsone, who was Wedderburne's son-in-law, having 
married his daughter Eufam in 1610, was entered on the 
Burgess Roll as a merchant ; but he was also a ' skipper," and 
sailed regularly both to Sweden and to Spain. He had a 
special affection for this work described as 'blundewill buk."* 
Besides the entry quoted above, it will be found that on 
another page of the Compt Buik it is recorded that Wedder- 
burne had ' lent James Symsone my Blundevill buik to reid on 
quhill he cum out of Stokholme" (p. 148) ; and again the note 
appears, ' Lent James Symsone Blundevill Drackis Voyages, 
and ane sie buik "* (p. 169). It is not easy to tell which of 
Thomas Blundeville's numerous works was thus referred to. It 
is probable, having regard to Symsone"'s occupation as a 
skipper, that it was ' A Brief Description of Universall Mappes 
and Cards, and of their Use,' published in 1589 ; or his 



INTRODUCTION xxix 

'Theoriques of the Planets, together with the making of 
two Instruments for Seamen to find out the Latitude without 
seeing Sun, Moon, or Stars, invented by Dr. Gilbert,' which 
was published at London in 1602. The volume of ' Drackis 
Voyages ' may have been the Latin version printed by Raphe- 
lengius at Leyden in 1588, and entitled Expeditio Francisi 
DraJd, Eqiiites Angli, in Iiidias Occidentalis mdlxxxv; qua 
Urbes Fdnum D. Jacohi, D. Domenici, D. Jugustini, et Cartha- 
gena captce fuere. Additis passim Regionuvi Locorumque 
omnium Tabulis geographicis quam accuratissimis. As 
Symsone was a merchant, it is quite reasonable to suppose that 
he had been educated at the Dundee Grammar School, which 
was then famous for its Latin scholars, and would be able to 
read Drake"'s book in the original. If not, then this work may 
have been one of the two English translations published at 
London in 1589. David Betoun, younger of Creich, seems to 
have had a fancy for geography, as the following entries 
show : — 

*xxv September, l6l3. — Memorandum. Lent my buik callit 
Ortelius cost me vj lib. to young Laird of Crech for xx dayis 
(p. 156). ... X November, I6l6, Young Creich my Ortelius 
(p. 105). ... 7 November l62l. Lent Creich Ortelius (p. I69).* 

This volume was either the Theatrum Orhis Terrarum^ or 
Universal Geography, written by the famous Dutch geographer, 
Abraham van Oertel, or Ortelius, and published at Amsterdam 
in 1570, or the Thesaurus Geographicus, by the same author, 
also published at Amsterdam in 1596, two years before OertePs 
death. Another of the technical books possessed by Wedder- 
burne is described by him as ' Arithmetik in Inglis,"* and was 
probably a copy of the famous work which bore the following 
title : ' An Introduction for to lerne to reken with the Pen 
and with the Counters, after the true Cast of Arithmetyke or 
Awgryme in hole numbers and also in broken ; newly corrected, 
and certayne Rules and Ensamples added thereunto.' This 
volume was first printed in black letter in 1537, and was 



XXX WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

reprinted in 1539, 1546, 1574, 1581, and 1595. It was the 
standard authority on arithmetic at the time. 

While Wedderburne evidently held the ancient classics in 
esteem, he was not ignorant of English poetry. His volume 
of Emblems has already been noticed. The following entries 
are interesting : — 

' Henry Guthreis sone the sege of thebes (p. 89). • . . The gud- 
wyf of Pitlathy my Chaucer (p. 105). . . . Lent young Petir 
Wedderburn Doctor Faustus* (p. I69). 

In the sixteenth century there were several editions of Chaucer 
published, with John Lydgate''s ' Story of Thebes '' added at the 
end of the volumes. It seems that Wedderburne had these 
as separate books. Chaucer's works were published without 
Lydgate's poem in 1532, 1542, and 1559; and in editions of 
1561, 1598, and 1602 'The Storie of Thebes' was included. 
It is possible that Wedderburne used the title of his book with 
reference to the portion of it that the borrower wished to 
peruse. Lydgate's poem was first printed with Chaucer's works 
in Stow's edition of 1561. It is difficult to tell whether the 
' Doctor Faustus ■" referred to was in prose or poetry. In 1588 
there was published in London ' The History of the Damnable 
Life and Deserved Death of Dr. John Faustus,"* and four years 
afterward there appeared ' The Second Report of Doctor John 
Faustus, conteaning his Appearances, and the Deeds of 
Wagner. "* It was from the materials afforded by these two 
volumes that Christopher Marlowe constructed his drama ' The 
Tragical History of Doctor Faustus,' which was first published 
in 1602. It is more probable that the volume lent in 1621 was 
the ' History ' translated from the German, rather than the 
drama ; for David Wedderburne, like many of his time, had a 
weakness for astrology and the magic arts. Several times he 
records the lending of his ' buik of prophesie' (p. 105), and he 
also refers to ' my buik of Walking Sprittis' (p. 87). The full 
title of the former was ' A Discoursive Probleme concerning 



INTRODUCTION xxxi 

Prophecies, how far they are to be valued or credited, according 
to the surest rules and directions in Divinitie, Philosophic, 
Astrologie, and other learning. Devised especially in abate- 
ment of the terrible threatenings and menaces peremptorily 
denounced against the Kingdoms and States of the World 
this present famous yeare 1588, supposed the great wonderfull 
and fatall yeare of our Age."* The other mystical book was the 
necromantic volume by Lavaretus of Tigurine, entitled 'Of 
Ghosts and Spirites Walking by Night, and of Strange Noyses, 
Crackes and sundrie Forewarnynges, which commonly happen 
before the death of Menne, great Slaughters, and alterations of 
Kyngdomes.' Probably Wedderburne had the English version, 
published by R. Watkins of London in 1572. Among the 
books mentioned in the Compt Buik which cannot be easily 
identified are these: — ' Eneme to Athesme ' ; ' The Roten fall ^ ; 
' a buke of generositie ' ; ' buik of fisches in Frensche "' ; ' a buik 
of John Knoxis * ; and ' Morcolphis.' The list of books is 
sufficient to show how diversified were the literary tastes of a 
Scottish merchant of the period. 

The domestic life of a burgess of the period is very fully 
illustrated by many of the entries in the Compt Buik. To 
some of the more remarkable notices reference may here be 
made. The weapons which a merchant carried on his person 
or kept in his household are repeatedly referred to. Thus, 
under date 7th December 1596, the entry appears: — ' Adame 
Thayn, cautioner for David Abircromby to delyver me my gilt 
raper [rapier] or els xx merkis' (p. 88). Among a number of 
miscellaneous jottings there is another allusion to this weapon, 
' Adame Thayn xx^ or thairby my suird and David Aber- 
crumby** (p. 174). It seems from earlier entries (pp. 26, 28), 
that Abercrumby had borrowed the gilt raper, and Thayn had 
become cautioner for its return. The fire-arms and furnishings 
mentioned are ' my gryt hakbut with the scrow,"* ' my uther 
snap hakbut with my bandeler,' and ' my horn flass and the 
scrow with a key** (p. 190). The bandelier is also referred to 



xxxii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

under date 1612, besides ' tua velvit flasses coverit with Iron,** 
and a 'puder horn' (p. 190). A 'red puder horn flass worth 
xij^' was borrowed in 1626 (p. 142). In 1592 Alexander 
Rychardsone borrowed ' xx lib. and the wark of the gun ' 
(p. 28). Wedderburne seems to have trafficked in firearms, as on 
8th July 1594, he records the lending of a pistolat which was 
bought and paid by instalments (p. 43) ; on 3rd October 1597 
he sends ' ane pair of pistollattis cost me xij lib.' to be sold in 
England (p. 87), and on 22nd March 1608, he sent four 
pistolattis to Spain with other merchandise to be sold there. 
A curious entry on 9th September 1594 shows how Wedder- 
burne paid for a pair of pistolattis, giving first ' arrels ** when 
the order was given to the smith, and paying the account by 
instalments : — 

' Giffin Patrik Ramsay smyth a crown of the sone in arrels of a 
pair pistolattis. Item xx^. Item a crown of the sone agane. Item 
3 lib. of sylver. Item gev William his man at Mr. Alexanderis 
yet ane crown of the sone. Item ane half merk of small sylver. 
Item xP in the buith to him selfe (p. 43).' 

Again, he notes, ' I am restand awine to David Wedderburn 
the sowme off tenne pundis money for his pistolat ' (p. 183). 
On page 26 allusions are made to his rapier, his crossbow, 
sword, gun, musket, and pistolat. The reader must carefully 
distinguish between the pistolat, a firearm, and the pistolat or 
pistole, a Spanish coin (p. 96). 

The furniture and household ware were of a miscellaneous 
kind. There are references to a ' taffil of firn"' (a table of fir), 
' ane aikin fret pres with schottlles of aik,"* an ' aikin kist,' an 
' aikin chair,'' and an ' aik cradell."* Regarding the last-named 
article, a curious circumstance is worth noting. On 4th 
March 1601, the entry appears, 'Lent James Symsone my 
cradell of aik ' (p. 53). If this be the James Symsone who 
married David's daughter Effie, on 11th November 1610, 
then she cannot have been his first wife. The cradle was 
required for the last time in David's own household when his 



INTRODUCTION xxxiii 

youngest son, Henry, was born in 1610, and it is curious to 
iind in an undated entry the memorandum, ' Lent my cradill 
of aik to Effie my dochter ' (p. 54). This would probably be 
in 1611, so that the family heirloom had passed at once from 
the father's house to receive his grandchild. The following 
note is remarkable as referring to another heirloom : 

•^Lent Johne Wedderburn sone to Robert Wedderbum a hte 
camp bed of aik with my father and motheris armes thairon with 
vj paces of a bodom this for a moneth or thairby.' 

There are several allusions to ' woffin beds,** some of these 
having been exported. Johne Nes receives 3^. for 'a stul.' 
Twice allusion is made to ' a mortar and a pestell ' ; and 
chandeliers are mentioned. Two references are made to bird- 
cages, one being described as ' a caidge of weir for a laverock,"" 
and the other as a ' gryte caidge.' ' Twa Dutsche spunes "^ 
were received in pledge for the payment of lint bought from 
David Wedderburne (p. 82), and silver spoons are also referred 
to in another entry. A cup with cover is mentioned (p. Ill), 
and money was advanced to a goldsmith on the pledge of 
'a fit of a syluer coup." Among the articles of personal 
adornment are a bracelet, a ring with a stone, and a sapphire 
ring. Articles for house decoration are a 'gilt brod with a 
picture,' a seal's skin coffer, a young wolfs skin, and the head 
and brush of a fox (tod). It is worth noting that in 1619 
allusion is made to ' ane pair of sylver spectacles.' Numerous 
references are made to articles of clothing — schankis (stockings) 
wyliecottis, hats, and schone. On one occasion cloth is sent 
to Rouen to be dyed ' fyn scarlit to be my lassis weylecottiz.'' 
Violet powder was brought from Rochelle; murmblade (mar- 
malade) from Spain; comfits, sugar candy, Canary sugar, 
syrup, aniseed oil and toffie from Flanders, France and 
Spain ; vinegar from Bordeaux ; onions (ungeoinis, wyngeounis, 
wynzeounis) and apples from Flanders ; ' oly-doly ' (olive oil) 
and wine from France and Spain ; timber from Norway ; iron 

c 



xxxiv WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

from Sweden, and ' tubacoo ' from the West Indies by way of 
France. Special references to all these articles cannot be 
made here. There are few pages in the book which do not 
afford some unexpected revelations of the home-life, the ex- 
port and import trade, and the commercial methods of the 
period. 

Attention may be directed to pp. 80-81 on which the trans- 
actions in the sale of lint on 5th and 13th September 1597 are 
recorded. Wedderburne begins by stating the quantity of lint 
to be disposed of = liiij stane in xxvj and a half bounds or 
bales. The lint had been taken to the public Weigh-house, 
beside the Tolbooth, and was weighed in the presence of 
Alexander Annand, Master of the Weigh-house, who is noted 
as a witness of the sale. On 13th September Annand was 
absent, and his wife and women -servants became witnesses of 
the transaction. The rate charged per stone for the lint 
varied according to the time when the money was to be paid. 
When payments to account were made, a pledge was given 
for the balance, sometimes a piece of money, sometimes a 
ring. 

Another interesting custom disclosed by the Coinpt Bulk 
relates to the conducting of foreign trade. The skipper of a 
ship was also the supercargo. Goods were delivered to him 
and put on board the vessel in Dundee harbour, and he was 
instructed to sell these articles in the best market, as profit- 
ably as he would do were they his own, and to purchase other 
commodities which he might either sell at another port of call 
or bring to Dundee. Sometimes a Dundee merchant sailed 
with the ship and took commissions to sell goods for other 
merchants ; but as a rule the skipper, who was generally part- 
owner of the vessel, took full charge of the miscellaneous 
cargo, and accounted to the various merchants on his return. 
It was often Wedderburne's habit to write out the contract 
between himself and a skipper in full in the Compt Bulk, 
which entry was signed by the skipper. An example of this 



INTRODUCTION xxxv 

method will be found on p. 55, where John Thornton, skipper, 
acknowledged the receipt of 21 lib. Scots, for which he under- 
took to deliver six barrels of Lochbroom herring. A still 
more curious commission was that given to Peter Man on 27th 
February 1591 (p. 140). Man received one last herring, 
which he was to sell in whatever port he came to where the 
sale would be profitable. The money thus obtained was to be 
lent by him on security, so that it might be repaid three weeks 
after his home-coming. But if he did not sell the herring in 
England, but had to take his cargo to France, and would thus 
not be able to lend the proceeds, he was to bring to Dundee 
the value of the herring in Portuguese milreis of gold, full 
weight. On the other hand, if he sold only one portion in 
England and another in Rouen, and should thus be unable 
to lend the money, he was to return by England, and expend 
the sum on Mint hats with velvet about the brows,'' on two 
stiks (Low Dutch, Stijk = a piece) of coloured fustian, and the 
remainder on 'steinings^ — probably dye-stuffs, and either to 
bring these home in his ship, or send them overland. Thus 
it is apparent that Peter Man, skipper, was to act as com- 
mercial agent for the Dundee merchant. 

A more complicated transaction is recorded on pp. 78-79. 
Alexander Renkyne, skipper, was intrusted with 18 score and 
10 ells of bleached linen, made up in 20 pieces and packed in 
18 paper-covered parcels. These he was to sell ' quhair he 
hapnit to mak mercat,"* and with the proceeds he was to 
purchase gros-grain silk if it could be had for 10 franks or 
less, and send it to Dundee in the first homeward-bound ship 
sailing direct to the port. But if he could not effect this 
purchase, he was to lend the money 'for a gude frank, the 
best may be gottin.' Peter Imrie, uncle by marriage of David 
Wedderburne, was to sail for France in Renkyne's ship, and he 
was intrusted with several barrels of powder which he was to 
sell for Wedderburne at Rouen or Bordeaux, and to purchase 
'sic profitable waring as he dois to himself and send the 



xxxvi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

goods home direct to Dundee. Imrie was also requested to 
give his 'good counsell and attendance on Alexander Ren- 
kyne ' when that merchant-skipper was selling the linen sent in 
the same ship. Two other curious entries of a later date 
appear on the same page (79). In May 1610 and in August 
of that year, two Dundee tailors, Alexander Brown, and 
Patrik Cok, journeyed to London, and took with them quan- 
tities of 'bred blew clayth."* Brown was to have this cloth 
dyed violet, and he had also nineteen spindles of linen yarn 
which he was to sell, and to pay the cost of dyeing with part 
of the proceeds. Cok was to sell the cloth which he took with 
him and to purchase ' ryellis gif thay be gude chaip, uther- 
wayis to be lent as he thinkis best.' 

The record of another strange commission appears on p. 101. 
It is in form of a receipt, written by Wedderburne and signed 
by James Kineris, for one hundred marks in cash. Kineris was 
about to sail for Norway, and he was there to purchase ' ane 
pert ' or share of a ship with her out red (rigging and fittings). 
In case he did not make a bargain, Kineris was to expend the 
money in merchandise (probably timber) as carefully and 
wisely as if the money were his own. Entries such as this 
show the method of commerce pursued by Scottish merchants 
of the sixteenth century. 

The Compt Bulk not only shows how Wedderburne con- 
ducted his foreign trade, it also reveals how his agricultural 
bargains were made. He was tenant of land on the Dudhope 
estate, which he held from the Constable of Dundee. The 
bargains which he made with Thomas Neilson and others for 
manure (muk) are detailed on pp. 64, 73, and the sale of his 
barley, corn, and pease was frequently recorded throughout 
the volume. The most interesting entry, however, will be 
found on p. 170. It gives particulars as to the sale of grow- 
ing crops on 27th July 1612. The document is drawn up 
in notarial form. Three witnesses were present in David 
Robertson's booth when David Robertson and George Brown, 



INTRODUCTION xxxvii 

two Dundee maltmen, purchased the crop (of barley, pro- 
bably) of seven acres, for 14 score merks less 5 merks, to be paid 
at Candlemas. The seller was to be free of warrandice and 
teind unless he obtained the teind on his two acres of pease, in 
which case the buyers were to be free of teind on the seven 
acres. Wedderburne was bound to furnish ' 8 heukis ' (reapers) 
for two days in harvest. To make the bargain good, he re- 
ceived 8^ in arrels, which he gave ' to the puir criple man 
Margaret Fyfis gudeman in presens of George Brown.' The 
only agricultural implement besides the heuk or sickle which 
is mentioned in the volume is a ' pluf ' (plough), which was 
borrowed by Patrick Gray, brother of the laird of Balgemoch 
(Baledgarno). As the Grays were among the wealthiest 
farmers in the Carse of Gowrie, nearly related to the Barons 
of Gray, it is curious to find one of them borrowing so neces- 
sary an implement from a Dundee merchant. From an entry 
on p. 112 it appears that Wedderburne exported wheat to 
Spain. 

Much information not hitherto available may be found in 
the Compt Bulk regarding the two subjects, the currency, and 
weights and measures. It is startling to find what a mis- 
cellaneous assortment of native and foreign coins a Scottish 
merchant required in those days to transact his business. On 
24th May 1600, David Wedderburne set forth on a voyage 
to Queinsbrig (Quedlinburg, in Holland), and on p. 122 he 
recorded the money he took with him. Amongst the coins 
mentioned are crowns of the sun, pistolatts, cross ducats, 
double ducats, the King's 40-shilling pieces, angel nobles, 
saffrons, 8-merk pieces, gold 4-merk pieces, sitting-lyon 
pieces, auld dollars, ryells, English silver, Scottish 10-shilling 
pieces, silver merk pieces, Scottish 30-shilling pieces, and *a 
pece of sylver of Kyng Erik of Suadyn's gold.' It is note- 
worthy that he took also with him ' 2 ringis of gold, brokin, 
weyis 4 crounis,' which he evidently intended to use as cur- 
rency. This seems a strange survival of the early British 



xxxviii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

ring-money current in remote times. On a previous occasion, 
26th May 1596, when Wedderburne visited Queinsbrig (p. 46) 
he took a chain weighing fourteen crowns as currency, besides 
crowns, half-crowns, pistolatts, double pistolatts, rose-nobles, 
half dollars, half ryells (reals) and ' ryellis of xl sousis Spanes.' 
Reference has already been made to the purchase of Portu- 
guese ' milreis,'' showing that it was not unusual for Scottish 
merchants to bring foreign coins to this country for purposes 
of exchange. The subject of weights and measures is too 
extensive to be dealt with here. Suffice it to say that there 
are both liquid and solid measures noted in the Compt Buik a.nd 
in the Shipping Lists of Dundee which are rarely found in any 
other published book of the period. Wine was measured by 
the barrell, the puncheon, the pype, and the tun. Occasion- 
ally the term ' pece ' is used as denominating a wine-measure, 
but this seems not to have been a definite term, as on p. 284 
it is explained 'all the twnes of land vine foirsaid being 
comptit at 4 pece the twn.** Vinegar was measured by the 
knag and terce ; apples and onions by the barrell ; iron and 
steel by the ship-pund, spruis stane, barrell, kilderkin, and 
last ; lint and hemp by the ' stik ' (bundle), stone, and last ; 
skins by the dozen and thousand; salt by the boll, and 'gryt 
salt ' (rock salt) by the mett, sometimes by the ' mett of Sanct 
Mertenis,"* apparently a French measure ; deals, roof-spars, gar- 
rones, steyngis (short batons), knapholt (small timber) boards, 
and planks, by the hundred and thousand pieces ; ' burnewood ' 
by the fathom ; madder by the ball or pock ; vaid (woad) by 
the pock ; tar by the barrell, dried fish by the thousand ; herring 
by the last; soap by the barrell; beer by the 'tree' and 
barrell ; ' aiss " (pearl-ash) by the barrell ; ropes and rigging 
by the fathom ; alum by the fall and tun ; and lead and 
pewter by the centren or sentinar. These are only a few of 
the various measures; and it would clear up much of the 
obscurity that hangs over this subject were the entries in this 
volume codified to show the relative values of measures in 
daily use. 



INIHODUCTION xxxix 

David Wedderburne's position as a notary, gave him the 
opportunity of making transcripts of charters and sasines in 
his father's protocol books, and he also made searches among 
legal documents for some of his clients. Instead of taking 
fees for this kind of work, he occasionally made very quaint 
bargains with those concerned. The following is a curious 
instance : — 

'x May 1610. James Myln in Elgin has in presens of James 
Fethie Alexander Myln and William Davidsone younger, promesit 
me yeirly indm-ing his lyftyme a quart of Aquavetie for the 
favour and cowrtesie he hes receavit fra me anent the Aprobatione 
of his auld infeftmentis ' (p. 102). 

On another occasion Wedderburne made a bargain with a 
client by which his wife was to profit. The entry (p. 102) is 
worth quoting, as showing the very homely way in which 
business was conducted : 

'xij May I6IO. William Guthrie merchand is restand awand 
me 3 terms dewetie. Item in presens of the clerk Mr. Johne 
Ramsay, Master James Myln Alexander Myln Mr Johne Dynmour 
he offerit me xx lib. for my wyffis rememberance and for sub- 
scryving of the confirmation of his wryttis and I haif referrit to 
his discretione to remember hir with ane stik of grew-gren silk 
and a bowl of velvit pesmentis as his promes and his wyffis wes 
at his hame cuming fra Flanderis this present voage in presens 
of the saidis persones. He only gratefeit my wyf with 30 lib.' 

On the same page another memorandum shows that Alex- 
ander Bower received an extract of infeftment and renuncia- 
tion from Wedderburne, and promised before witnesses that 
on his return from Queinsbrig, he would give David's wife ' a 
fyn lynt quheill worth S lib.' Another time (p. 46) John 
Duncan, gardener, received on 10th May 1596, the documents 
relating to 'Andro Davidsonis Volt,' and for this service he 
was to pay twenty shillings and supply ' twa f urris hard keill ' 
(the blue pipe-clay used by housewives in Forfarshire) to 
David's wife 'quhen winter cumis.' A curious instance of 
converting an annual feu-duty into a payment in kind is 



xl WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

recorded on p. 45. Ninian Coppin and his wife, Margaret 
Jak, occupied a house from which an annual duty of 4 lib. 
was due to David Wedderburne. On 9th April 1596 the 
bargain was made that Coppin should deliver to Wedder- 
burne, every time he completed a voyage, a knag of vinegar 
and a can of olive oil (oyle doly), for which Wedderburne 
renounced his claim to the feu. On 4th May 1597 (p. 166), 
reference is made to Coppin's ' ruber of vinacre and oyldoly ^ 
and to the '2 fardis keiir from John Duncan, showing that 
the bargains were carried out. 

There are comparatively few entries in the Compt Bulk 
relating to the wages of servants. The custom of giving 
* arrels '' on striking a bargain has already been referred to ; 
but it seems also to have been the custom to give * bounties ' 
to valued servants, over and above their wages. Thus on 
p. 182 it is noted that on 15th December 1589, Waltir Mores 
received 'for the first quarteris payment of the secound yeir 
xxxiij^iiij*^. This quarter to ryn a quarter of a yeir or four- 
teene dayis thre oukis efter Youle nixtocum and he hes 
receauit a pair of brekis in bountay.'' A mysterious reference 
is made on p. 153 to 44^ paid to Marjory Barry for 'bairnis 
drink,' which may either mean payment for nursing, or to 
make provision for 'the groanin' maut' or drink provided for 
visitors after the birth of a child. 

Attention may be called to several very interesting entries 
in the Compt Bulk relating to the payment by David Wedder- 
burne of the ' tochers ' or marriage portions of his daughters. 
David's eldest daughter, Helen, was married on 21st May 
1610, to her first husband, George Auchinlek. Her tocher 
was one thousand merks, and it was paid in instalments. The 
record of the last payment (p. 129) is thus detailed : — 

'Penult July, l6l2. Delyverit George Auchinlek fiftie merkis 
in pairt payment of j^ lib. quhilk rest a win him of his tocher 
gude Quhilk hundreth lib. with 8^ merkis awin me on James 
Haliburtonis obligatione and his cautioneris complettis George 



' *^ OF THE 

UNIVERSITY 

OF 



INTRODUCTION xli 



Auchinlekis tocher gude. Item gef George xl raerkis I gat fra 
Andro Mores of my Wyn syluer Item gef George 36 lib I gat fra 
Robert Kyd of his burgeschip Item gef his wyf 4 lib quhilk scho 
bocht beif with Quhilk altogidder is compleit payment of ana 
hundredth lib. Quhilk altogidder is ane thousand merkis for his 
tocher gude.* 

Wedderburne''s second daughter, Eufame, was married to 
James Symsone on 11th November 1610. Her tocher was also 
one thousand merks, and it was completely paid by instalments 
on 9th June 1612. The details of payments will be found on 
pp. 129, 130, and need not here be repeated. Attention may 
also be directed to p. 178, where the widow of a slater is 
empowered by the Town Council to carry on her late 
husband's trade; the note on p. ^h declaring that David's 
daughter Eufame had bought the plaid of her deceased 
sister Janet for eleven lib; and to the proposed inscription 
for the family pew in the church, on p. 184. The footnotes, 
in which many of the persons named are identified, may be 
useful to genealogists. 



The Shipping Lists of Dundee. 1580-1618 

The earliest volume of Shipping Lists of Dundee which has 
been preserved was begun on 21st March 1612 and ended on 
26th August 1681. A very complete search in the Municipal 
Charter-room has failed to disclose any regularly kept volume 
previous to that date. This search, however, brought to light a 
small book which had apparently been used as a scroll regis- 
ter of entries from 22nd November 1580 till 17th November 
1589. No regular record exists of the entries between the 
latter date and 21st March 1612 ; but the memoranda in this 
scroll are sufficient to show the imports during the nine 
years which are included. It was not deemed necessary to 
transcribe the entries later than 23rd September 1618, as the 
details given are sufficient to show the state of the import 



xlii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

trade during the period covered by the Compt Bulk. It 
would certainly have been interesting to have had the imports^ 
for 1602, so that they might be compared with those of the 
years immediately following the Union of the Crowns ; but 
no record of these has been found. A careful study of the 
Shipping Lists will show the foreign countries with which 
Scotland traded, the places from which certain goods were 
brought, the kind of goods imported, the quantities declared 
officially, and the capacities of the ships that brought cargoes 
from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Flanders, France, 
and Spain. No similar record of the Scottish trade of the 
period has hitherto been published. 

The scroll volume is itself an interesting document, apart 
from the lists it contains. The book consists of fifty-four 
folios, each page measuring 10 inches by 3f inches. It has 
originally been used by Alexander Wedderburne, town-clerk of 
Dundee (brother of the author of the Compt Buik) as a Latin 
exercise-book, and the first four pages have carefully written 
descriptions, in dictionary form, of the Roman deities. The 
front page has an obliterated and imperfect inscription, Liher 
Alexandri Wedderh . . . burgess Deidonam. There are several 
Latin sentences scrawled over this page, such as Vivit post 
Junera virtus; Vive vitam vitantem viam vitrorum; and also 
several incoherent words in Greek character. The second 
page is headed Nomina et officia Romanorum, and describes 
briefly the official duties under the heads, Rex, Senatus,. 
Consilium, Dictator, Imperator, Tribunum, Prefectus, Epi- 
scopus, Censores. On the blank portion of this page the 
following sentences have been scrawled at a later date : — 
' Sir Alexander Wedderburne, Jinis coronat opus ; Nemo sine 
Crimina vivit.'' Page 3 continues the list of Roman officers, 
thus : — ' Quaestores, Interreges, Ediles.' The fourth page has 
the heading ' Nomina deoru quos romani Colverint^ and the 
persons described are Saturnus, Jupiter, Sol, Bacchus, Mer- 
curius, Mars, Vulcanus, Venus, and Diana. The list is thus- 



INTRODUCTION xliii 

continued on the fifth page : — Neptunus, Pluto, Juno, Pallas, 
Naiades, Driades, Amadriades, Pereades, Dodona, Lucina, 
Astrea, Themis, Senecta, Juventor. The intention has been to 
extend the list over the sixth page, but only these entries 
have been made : ^Lachesis dea vita ; Atropos dea mortes ; Clotho 
dea creationis ; Medusa.'' It will be seen from these head- 
ings that the Latin is of the school-boy kind ; and it is very 
likely that the book was first used by Alexander Wedder- 
burne when he was attending the Dundee Grammar School. 

The book was begun as a record of Shipping on folio 5 and 
the entries are consecutive for twelve folios. The succeeding 
order is as follows : — 3 fol. blank ; 7 fol. consecutive ; this 
portion after fol. 4 being merely memoranda with few dates ; 
14 fol. blank ; one page under date 17 November 1589 ; rest 
of book blank. The fifth fol. has the heading 'Ane Bulk 
conteanand the Intressis of Schippis dischairgeand at ze port 
of Dundie begynning in ye moneth of Nouember in Anno 
D^^ 1580.' The entries begin on p. 195 of the present volume. 

The first regular register of ships, as already explained, 
begins on 21st March 1612 and extends to 26th August 1681. 
The title-page describes the volume as 'The Bulk of ye 
entresis of Schippis arryvand at ye port and Heavin of Dundie 
Begun in ye moneth of March Anno D"^ 1612.' On this page 
there are various scrawled sentences, such as : — ' Sir Alexander 
Wedderburne Clerk of Dundee his book of shippis entries, 
1651.' The well-known epitaph on Mary, Queen of Scots, 
which is written in the Compt BidJc (p. 188) is here begun but 
left incomplete, though a quaint Scots translation is given of 
the first four lines. It may be explained that the Latin both 
here and in the Compt Biiik is very dubious, but it has been 
carefully transliterated : 

Epitaphium Maria Regina Scotorum 

Regibus orta auxj Reges Regiuaque vixj 

Nupta tribus, tribus orba viris, Tria Regna reliquj 

Gallus opes, Scotus cunas, habet Anglia sepulchrum. 



xliv WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

Idem Scoticae 
I came of Kings, I Kiiigis maryet, my stait a croun did crave, 
Thrice weddit, and als wedow thryis. Three kingdomes here I leave, 
France hes my welth, Scotland my birth, and England hes my grave. 

The method adopted for assessing the dues upon ships 
entering the harbour of Dundee is clearly shown by the 
Shipping Lists. The skipper or the clerk of the ship had 
to appear before some of the bailies and (occasionally) the 
Dean of Guild, and had to render a detailed account of his 
cargo, giving the names of the merchants to whom the goods 
belonged. As the first volume was only the scroll, these 
details were not all entered, the note being made that the 
Dean of Guild, who collected the dues, had the 'partikler 
tikef or list of merchants. On one occasion it is noted 
that the master of the ship had ' made his bodelie aith ' that 
he had rendered a true and full account of the cargo. The 
Lists show where the goods were brought from, and this is a 
point of very considerable interest. Norway supplies nearly 
all the timber, though there are several ship-loads of trees and 
bark from England. The Norwegian timber consisted of 
trees measuring from nine to twelve ells, pieces of oak, 
' crukit timmer ' used for building the prows of ships, 
'steingis"* or batons, roof-spars, knapholt, and burnwood. 
Salt was brought from Rochelle and St. Martins in France. 
Woad (waid, vayd) and other dye-stuffs came from Dieppe 
and Bordeaux. Iron of two kinds, ' oismont"* and 'gaid' was 
imported from Stockholm ; and ' dry- ware geir "* (probably 
iron pots and similar hardware) came from Flanders. The 
most notable import was wine, which was brought in great 
quantities from France and Spain — such quantities, indeed, 
as show that Dundee must have been one of the principal 
ports for distributing wine throughout Scotland. The cargoes 
from France were sometimes very miscellaneous, including 
wine of two kinds, described as ' wyne ' and * land wyne,** paper, 
passementerie, hats, belts, playing-cards, toys for children. 



INTRODUCTION xlv 

pens, and ink-horns. Plum-damas, Dutch beer, English 
' drinking beir ** (to distinguish it from barley), ale, figs, onions, 
apples, corn, rye, pease, pitch, vinegar, ' kists of glass' and 
' cradills of glass,** were among the imports. 

A very interesting subject is opened up by examining the 
names of the various vessels that either belonged to the port 
of Dundee or entered there from foreign ports with special 
cargoes. In the Preface to Andrew Halyhurtoii's Ledger, 
Professor Cosmo Innes alludes to the names of ships entered 
in some of the customars' reports for 1617-22, and it is curious 
to find quite a number of the strange names prevailing in 
other ports than Dundee. It will be noted that several of the 
ships mentioned by him are included in the Dundee Shipping 
Lists. By referring to the index of the present volume, a full 
list of the names of ships will be found. Among the odd 
names the following may be mentioned : — Bark Allane^ 
Blessing of God, Claynge Coist, Klynkebellis, Dragon, Falcon, 
Fleing Hart, Fortoun, Gift of God (a translation of Dei 
Donum the mythical origin of the name Dundee), Godsend,. 
Grace of God, Hope for Grace, Mary Galland (sometime* 
Merrie Gallant), Nychtingall, Onlie, Hope Weill, Preittie 
Jhane, Reid Lyone, Seahors, Sancto Willo, Thrie Kyngis, 
and Unikorn. It may be mentioned that several of the names 
are found alike in 1580 and in 1680 ; whether the vessels 
were the same or not it would be difficult to say. In the 
Compt Bulk several entries appear which show that ships 
were owned in half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth parts, 
and from the prices of shares quoted, it is sometimes possible 
to estimate the total cost of a crear or vessel. The smaller 
ships were kept for coasting trade, some of them bringing dried 
fish and butter from Orkney, and herring from the Hebrides. 
It is also shown in the Compt Bulk that David Wedderburne 
exported salmon from the Tay. Indeed, the study of this 
volume will throw a flood of light upon the export and import 
trade of Scotland during the fifty years covered by the entries. 



xlvi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

There is another point of considerable importance that 
might have been explained fully in this Introduction, had 
space permitted ; viz., the secularisation of ecclesiastical pro- 
perty. The Scrymgeoures of Dudhope had been munificent 
benefactors of the Church in pre-Reformation times, and Sir 
James Scrymgeoure managed to maintain his hold upon some 
of the revenues which had been gifted by his ancestors. 
Annual rents had been granted from various tenements in 
Dundee for the support of chaplains at some of the altars in 
the Church of St. Mary. David Wedderburne was factor for 
the chaplainry of St. James Minor (Littil St. James), and his 
accounts of intromissions with the revenue are detailed 
explicitly. In 1646 — fourteen years after Wedderburne's death 
— James Scrymgeoure, second Viscount Dudhope, disposed of all 
the chaplainries which he held to the Town Council ; and dues 
are still levied by the Town Chamberlain from various pro- 
perties in Dundee that were charged with annual rents for the 
support of the Church. It would be impossible here to treat 
this matter exhaustively ; but the Com/pt Bulk furnishes much 
material bearing directly upon this subject. This Introduc- 
tion is merely intended to indicate briefly how the Compt 
Bulk and the Shipping Lists may be utilised by students of 
social and commercial life in Scotland in the sixteenth 
<jentury. 



THE WEDDERBURN FAMILY 

In common with many other old Scotch families, that of 
Wedderhurn finds the earliest recorded mention of its name in 
the famous Ragman Roll, or instrument of homage, by which, 
in 1296, the great nobles and lesser barons of Scotland swore 
fealty to Edward i. of England. Among the latter was 
Walter de Wedderburn, whose seal, bearing his name and a 
seven-rayed star, is still attached to the ancient document. 
Beyond this, nothing is known of him, but it is clear that the 
Wedderburns were an important border family in the four- 
teenth and earlier part of the fifteenth centuries. The ' vill ** 
or township, manor-place, or tower of Wedderburn is constantly 
mentioned in the documents of the time, and there are occa- 
sional, though infrequent, references to persons of the name. 
John de Wedderburn is one of those sitting on an inquisition 
in regard to the 'vill' of Lumsden in 1364, and attaches to 
the record (still extant) the seal of his arms, ' a chevron en- 
grailed between three roses or cinquefoils pierced.'^ William 
de Wedderburn is often named from 1375 on. Among the 
Douglas Charters ^ is a resignation (in 1375) by Robert Ayr 
to Margaret Stewart, Countess of Mar and Angus, of the lands 
of Fastforland, co. Berwick, the attestation clause of which 
recites that ' since the seal of the grantee is less well known, 
he has got leave to attach to the resignation that of a noble- 
man, William of Wedirburn.' Unfortunately the seal is gone 



1 Coldingham Charters : Hist. N. Durham^ by Rev. James Raine, App. 
p. io8, No. Dcxx. 

2 The Douglas Book, by Sir William Fraser, vol, iii. No. 23. 



xlviii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

from the document, and its bearings, therefore, are not known. 
Other mentions of William of Wedderburn are to be found in 
the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, the Great Seal Register of 
Scotland, etc. Perhaps, having regard to the period they 
cover, the earlier and later entries refer to different indi- 
viduals of the name. William of Wedderburn is named as 
making a payment to the customars of Edinburgh in 1407-8 
{Exch. Rolls, iv. 42) ; as a witness, in 1424 {Great Seal Reg., 
1424-1513, § 195) ; and (1426) as the grantee of lands in the 
vill of Blacater, 1426 {ih. § 79). So again William of Wedder- 
burn, ' scutifer," is mentioned in 1426-34 as the tutor of John 
Swinton of that Ilk (The Swintons of that Ilk: Edin., 1884, 
passim), while among the papal dispensations at the Vatican is 
one, dated 1431, for the marriage of William of Widderburn (sic) 
with Catharine de Stane.^ In 1452 also William of Wethir- 
burn {sic) witnesses a grant to Patrick Dunbar of lands in the 
county of Berwick {Great Seal Reg., 1424-1513, § 547). 

From this Berwickshire family, tradition has it, the For- 
farshire house of the name branched off. The connection 
of the one with the other is, at present, almost entirely 
traditional. According to Douglas's Baronage of Scotland, 
the lands of Wedderburn devolved on an heiress who married 
a Home, and so founded the family of Homes of Wedderburn, 
who have ever since owned the lands of that name. Some 
have asserted that this heiress was one Alice, wife of Sir David 
Home, who obtained royal charters of the lands of Wedder- 
burn in favour of himself and his wife, dated 19th April 1430 
and 16th May 1450. This can hardly be correct, as the 
Homes of Wedderburn were established a century earlier than 
these grants. Sir David Home of Wedderburn is named in a 
document dated 16th September 1341, extant among the Cold- 
ingham Charters (Raine's North Durham, App. p. 99, No. 
DLxv). Tradition apart, the evidence of connection between 



Complete Peerage, vol. iv. App. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY xlix 

the Wedderburns in Berwickshire and Forfarshire consists 
of the identity of a somewhat uncommon name, and 
of the above-named arms of John of Wedderburn (1364) 
with those which members of the Forfarshire family are 
found bearing a century later,^ and on the fact, indicative 
of a change of county, that while there is no record of any 
such family of importance in the county of Berwick after 1450, 
there is no doubt that soon after that date there was already 
established in Forfarshire, and chiefly at Dundee, a numerous 
and active family of the name. The rise of the family in 
Dundee immediately follows the decline of the Berwickshire 
house, and though tradition is in error in suggesting that the 
lands of Wedderburn first passed to the Homes by a marriage 
in 1430-50, it may be correct in asserting that the male repre- 
sentative of the Wedderburns of the Border travelled north 
and founded the family in Dundee. 

The origin of the Dundee family, like the decline of that in 
the county of Berwick, cannot be clearly traced. The one 
rises, as the other dwindles down, indistinctly. No common 
ancestor can be found for the Dundee house. Douglas in his 
Baronage provides one in the person of ' James Wedderburn, 
who, in the reign of James iii., was designed merchant-burgess 
of Dundee," and though he adds, ' as will be shown hereafter,"* 
he does not show it. James iii. reigned from 1460 to 1488, 
and there seems to be no document as early as the latter date, 
naming a James Wedderburn, burgess of Dundee. The earliest 
document naming any one of the name in the county of Forfar 
is a retour of an inquest, held at Kirriemuir, 16th April 1464, 
finding Marjorie de Strazawquhyn heir to her sister, Elizabeth, 
in the lands of Kingennie. On this inquest is David Wedder- 



^ *A chevron between three roses or cinquefoils ' are the constant bearings 
of the Forfarshire house. They are found on a seal of David Wedderburn, 
attached to the abovenamed retour of inquest held at Kirriemuir, 1 6th April 1464, 
in the charter-chest of Mr. Scrymgeour- Wedderburn of Wedderburn, the only 
difference from the arms of 1364 being that they show the chevron en^ratied and 
the roses pierced, which is no doubt due to distinctions of cadency. 

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1 WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

burn, whose seal, bearing a chevron between three cinquefoils, 
is attached to the document. Other early mentions of a David 
Wedderburn are to be found, 1476-95, in the Great Seal 
Register. He is named as witnessing two documents at Aber- 
nethy, one in 1476, the other in 1480-81, as well as four grants, 
made at Dundee in 1485-90-95.^ Similarly, the two earliest 
references to the name in the charter-room at Dundee are 
both to a David Wedderburn. Of these, one is in the Book 
qf the Church (printed as an appendix in Maxwell's History 
of Old Dundee, 1884), and names a David Wedderburn as 
on the council of the burgh, while the other is a resignation, 
8th July 1497, of a S. Murray gate land, made by one 
William Newman in favour of Christian Anderson, relict and 
executrix of the late David Wedderburn.^ This David, how- 
ever, cannot be the common ancestor of the Wedderburns in 
Dundee. Later documents, from 1500 on, make it clear that 
he had contemporaries of his name, possibly his brothers, or at 
least his more or less near cousins. Douglas's endeavour to 
trace all the Wedderburns of whom he had note to one common 
ancestor has been fruitful of error, and led him, and others 
after him, to assign to other members of the family an alto- 
gether erroneous place. 

The fact is that from about 1450 there were flourishing in 
Dundee some four different branches of the name, all, without 
doubt, closely related to each other, but whether descended of 
a common father, grandfather, or still more remote progenitor, 
it is impossible to say. 

These four branches may be described as those of — 

I. James Wedderburn and Janet Barry, and their descend- 

ants at Leith and in Moravia. 

II. Walter Wedderburn, in the Welgait of Dundee, and his 

descendants at Cupar-Fife, and at Kilmarnock, co. Ayr. 



1 Seethe Great Seal Reg., vol. 1424-1513, §§ 1558, 1560, 1615, 1935, 1967-8, 
2305. 
3 Dundee Charters, etc., Box xiv. ix. 7. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY li 

HI. David Wedderburn, in the Murraygait of Dundee and 

his descendants, proprietors of Craigie ; and lastly, 
IV. Robert Wedderburn, who married Janet, daughter of 
David Froster of Methven, and their descendants, in- 
cluding a son, Robert Wedderburn, who married Janet 
Kyd, and was the progenitor of the Wedderburns of 
Kingennie, Easter Powrie and that Ilk, Blackness, 
Balindean, and Gosford. 
As it is to the last of these four branches that David 
Wedderburn, the author of the Compt Bulk, belongs, brief 
accounts of the other three may be sufficient. 

I. James Wedderburn, who married Janet Barry, may have 
been born about 1450. He died 1513-14, and his son, James, 
was retoured heir to him 28th September 1521. He left five 
sons : James, John, and Robert, the authors of the Gude and 
Godlie Ballates, Henry, and Gilbert ; and (probably more 
than) one daughter, Elizabeth, who is named in 1527 as 
the relict of Robert Ferquhar. The three elder sons were 
among the earliest Scottish Reformers. James attacked the 
errors of the time by writing satirical plays, none of which, 
however, have come down to us, while John and Robert pro- 
duced a famous work, the Gude and Godlie Ballates^ long 
known as the Dundee Psalms, which has survived, and holds 
a distinct and interesting place in the history of Scottish 
literature and the Scottish Church. Their zeal led them into 
difficulties, of which Calderwood {Hist, of the Church, i. 142) 
gives an account. James and John were declared heretics, 
and had to leave Scotland. James went to Dieppe, where he 
traded as a merchant, while John travelled in Germany, and, 
after returning home, in 1542, fled to England in 1546, and 
there died in 1556. 'Pulsus in exilium an, 1546. Exid in 
Anglia moritur 1556,^ is the heading of a Latin poem upon 
him by John Johnston, professor at St. Andrews, 1593- 

^ See David Laing's edition, reprinted from that of 1578 (Edin. 1868), and 
* The Wedderburns and their Work,' by Dr. A. F. Mitchell {Blackwood, 1867). 



Hi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

1611. Robert, the third brother, was more fortunate, for, 
after studying in Paris, he came home and succeeded his 
maternal uncle, John Barry, as Vicar of Dundee. He was, there 
is little doubt, the author of ' Vedderburn's Complaynt of Scot- 
land^ (as it is termed in the Harleian Catalogue), although efforts 
have been made to claim it for Sir James Inglis or Sir David 
Lindsay of the Mount.^ He died between October 1554 and 
November 1560, and though, of course, as a churchman, he was 
unmarried, he left two sons, David and Robert, for whom he 
obtained letters of legitimation under the Great Seal, dated 
13th January 1552-53. Their mother was Isobell Lovell, who 
afterwards married David Cant, of Dundee. The priority of 
these two sons is not quite certain, but is of no moment, since 
it is clear that David died, unmarried, before 28th December 
1585, when his brother, Robert, is named as his heir. Robert 
was long a merchant in Dundee. He was admitted a burgess, 
14th December 1580, and lived on the south side of the Fluker- 
gait. Robert Wedderburn, merchant, as he is constantly called 
to distinguish him from his namesake, the notary {post, p. Ixv), 
married Euphame, daughter of John Coustoun, of Dundee, and 
relict of Robert Scott. Both he and his wife are named in the 
Compt Bulk. She died in the autumn of 1612, while he sur- 
vived her some years. By her he had two sons, David and 
John, both mentioned in the Compt Buik, and a daughter, 
Elizabeth, who was thrice married — (1) to Robert Murray, one 
of his Majesty's Guard ; (2) to Thomas Moncur of Seggie- 
den ; and (3) at Dundee, 27th Feb. 1647, to James Lovell 
of Kinneuchie. She erected a monument in the Howff of 
Dundee to her first husband, on which she describes herself as 
' ex antiqua Wedderburnorum oriunda ' (Monteith's Theater of 
Mortality/). Of her brothers, David, who seems to have 
settled at Burntisland, where he became a burgess, married 
Alison Watson, and died in 1627, leaving two sons, Andrew 

^ See, as to the strong probability of Wedderburn being its author, 0/cf 
Dundee prior to the Reformation, by Alexander Maxwell (1891), pp. 139 seq. 



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(died 1639) and Alexander (died 1628), both of them un- 
married. Their uncle John must also have died without de- 
scendants, as on 31st Dec. 1642 their aunt Elizabeth Wedder- 
burn was retoured heir to her brother, David. 

In addition to these three elder sons, of whom an account 
has thus been given, James Wedderburn and Janet Barry had 
two other sons, Henry and Gilbert, of whom less is known. 
Henry married Matilda Carncross, and had issue (besides^ 
three sons who died young) two daughters, Janet (married 
Thomas Nichol) and Margaret (married Thomas Davidson). 
His widow married, secondly, Robert Anderson. Gilbert is^ 
named several times in the Register of the Privy Seal, as 
(1538) getting a gift of his goods escheated on his conviction 
for heresy ; as (1543) being at the horn for the slaughter of 
David Rollok ; and again (1544-45) as obtaining a remission 
for his art and part in the slaughter of George Rollok, and in 
that of David Rollok ' committed an old feud and forethought 
felony."* He was a merchant in Leith, and died in 1559, leav- 
ing by his wife, Isobell Dykesoun (who married secondly John 
Brown), three sons, Henry, Thomas, and John. Of these only 
Thomas seems to have married and had issue, as his daughter,. 
Agnes (married Abakuk Bisset) is named in a decreet of 6th 
July 1609 as Gilbert's ' oy and heir.' ^ The eldest son, Henry, 
was in the army, and is named as present at the sieges of 
Dumbarton and Leith. 

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son of James Wedderburn and Janet Barry) and his de- 
scendants. He had, as we have seen, to fly from Scotland,, 
and lived at Dieppe, where he died, 1550-53, Calderwood 
says that on his deathbed he admonished his son thus : ' We 
have been acting our part in the theater, you are to succeed^ 
see that you act your part faithfullie.' He had married Janet> 
daughter and heiress of David Forrester, in Nevay, and with 

1 Her father, Thomas, had died at Leith in 1574, leaving his widow, Agnes 
Craufurd, as his executrix. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY Iv 

her had obtained a Great Seal charter, 20th Jan. 1528, to 
themselves and their son, John, of the lands of Trosco and 
TuUohill, which they resigned, however, in 1533. The son, 
John, was retoured heir to his father, 5th Nov, 1553, having 
no doubt at length found it possible to return home from abroad 
to Dundee. He is constantly named in the Dundee Records, 
and was twice married — (1) to Agnes, daughter of James Hop- 
pringill, and (2), in 1569, the year of his death, to Christian, 
daughter of John Wischart of that Ilk. By his second wife 
he had no family, but by his first he left two sons, James 
and John, and two daughters. Christian, who married (1569) 
Alexander Auchterlounie, and Grisild, who married George 
Lindsay, of Dundee. Of the sons, James survived his father, 
and was retoured heir to him in July 1570, but died un- 
married before July 1578, when his brother, John, was re- 
toured his heir. John was a shipowner, and is called 'nau- 
clerus ' or ' nauta ' in the Dundee Records, and is also mentioned 
as ' heretable owner of the free-lands of Abirbothrie.'' He 
is twice named in the Compt Bulk, in 1589 and 1593, and on 
the second occasion is called ' John Wedderburn in KirkstyelL' 
He died 1603, having married, about 1582, Margaret Lindsay 
(of the Achnady family), who predeceased him on 12th Aug. 
1599. By her he had three daughters, Agnes who married 
Gilbert Ramsay, Margaret who married Robert Halyburton, 
and Helen who died unmarried, besides two sons, both of 
whom reached distinction. The younger, James (born 1585), 
was a student at St. Andrews, and afterwards doctor of theo- 
logy there.^ He entered the Church, and became a favourite 
of Archbishop Laud, through whose influence he obtained 
various preferments in England, and was ultimately (1636) ap- 
pointed Bishop of Dunblane and Dean of the Chapel Royal of 



^ He was at one time tutor to the children of the great scholar, Isaac Casaubon, 
and among the Burney MSS. in the British Museum are several letters from him 
to Casaubon, and to his son Meric, who seems to have been Wedderburn's 
especial pupil. 



Ivi WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

Scotland. He was one of those who drew up the new liturgy, 
and for this, and ' introducing Popish ceremonies,^ was excom- 
municated by the General Assembly at Glasgow, and had, like 
his great-grandfather before him, to leave Scotland. He 
retired to Canterbury, died there in 1639, and was buried 
in the cathedral, where the inscription on a plain slab over his 
remains describes him as ' antiquae probitatis et fidei mag- 
numque ob excellentem doctrinam patriae suae ornamentum.' 

John Wedderburn, the bishop'^s elder brother, was eminent in 
the profession of medicine. He was for some time resident in 
Padua, where he entertained the traveller Lithgow, who records 
his kindness. ' In Padua,' he writes, ' I staid three months, learn- 
ing the Italian tongue, and found there a country gentleman of 
mine. Doctor John Wedderburne, a learned mathematician, but 
now (1628) dwelling in Moravia, who taught me well in the 
language, and in all other respects exceeding friendly to me.** 
Dr. Wedderburn, who is termed ' protomedicus in regione 
Moraviae,** was returned heir to his brother, the bishop, on 23rd 
Aug. 1641. There is still extant^ a letter, dated at Brinthe, 
29th July 1647, from him to his cousin of Kingennie, whom he 
addresses as ' primm of our neam.' From this document it 
appears that he was twice married, and by each wife had a 
son. The elder, John James Wedderburn (born 1627), designed 
* of Drohanavitis in Moravia,"* was retoured heir (2nd Jan. 
1654) to his father, his uncle, the bishop, his grandfather, 
and great-grandfather {Dundee Burgh Records, vol. 30 s.d.). 
The other son, William, was born in 1639, and was living 
in 1652. A descendant of one of these brothers was living 
in 1709, when (6th Jan.) there is a decreet {Mackenzie''s Office, 
vol. 170) on a summons by Sir James Kinloch, ' owner of 
Wedderburn's aikers or the freland ' v. William Charles Wed- 
derburn, portioner of Aberbrotharie, living in Moravia in 
Germany, for the production of his titles, which are decerned 

^ Among the Blackness Papers, in possession of Sir William Wedderburn, 
Bart., M.P. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY Ivii 

to be void. The late Mr. John Wedderburn of Auchterhouse 
(died 1839), who published (1824) a brief account of his 
family, states, in a later ms. enlargement of his book, that the 
descendants of the doctor were flourishing in Moravia under 
the name of ' Wetterborn ' in 1816, and, if this was the 
case, the line of James Wedderburn and Janet Barry may 
still be represented by their Moravian descendants. 

II. Of the next branch of the family but few members are 
mentioned in the Compt Bulk. Walter Wedderburn in the 
Welgait, who died before 1524, had by, it is believed, Janet 
Nicholson three sons, David, William, and Andrew. Of these, 
Andrew died, unmarried, before 6th Oct. 1524, when his 
brother, William, is named as his heir. This William was 
s. monk in Aberbrothock, and is called ' dominus ' (Sir) in 
his ecclesiastical capacity. David, the eldest brother, or at 
any rate the only one who married, carried on the line 
of the family, and died 1559-60. He married twice — (1) 
before 1524, Elizabeth Dog, and (2) Elizabeth Strathauchin 
who survived him, and married, secondly, William Loch- 
malony. By his second wife he had issue, two sons, Robert 
and Alexander. Of these the former died s.p., while Alexander 
{named in the Compt Bulk, pp. 47, 59 ?^, 126), who was born 
about 1552, settled in Fife, and became a burgess of Cupar, as 
well as of Dundee. He acquired the estate of Pittormie, county 
of Fife, and died at Cupar, 15th Feb. 1627, leaving by his 
wife. Christian Fairny, who survived him, three sons and three 
-daughters — Margaret, married Andrew Bennet, minister of 
Creich ; Beatrix, married John Lessells ; and Cristean, mar- 
ried (1) C. Cunningham and (2) David Robertson. She and 
her first husband are once named in the Compt Bulk (p. 165). 
The sons were — 1. John, who got sasine of Pittormie on the 
death of his father, but of whose subsequent career little is 
known. 2. William, regent of philosophy in the old college 
■of St. Andrews, and minister first of Pittenweem, and later in 
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ander Wedderburn of Kingennie, and left as his heir an only 
surviving child, Margaret, who married (1) Dr. Andrew 
Bruce, Principal of St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews, and 
(2) Alexander Forrester. Her mother married, secondly, 
George Haliburton, afterwards a lord of session under the 
title of Lord Fodderance. 3. James, minister of Moonzie 
county of Fife, who died in May 1616, leaving (besides two 
daughters, Elizabeth, died unmarried, and Beatrix, married 
Patrick Crombie) three sons, of whom — (1) James, succeeded his 
father as minister of Moonzie, and died in 1687, cet fifty-two, 
after a career chequered by the ecclesiastical difficulties of his 
time. He had married, in 1660, Jean Inglis, and by her had 
(besides three sons, John, Alexander, and William, who all 
died young) a son, David, who was living in 1699, and possibly 
some other son or sons also, together with six daughters, 
Isobel, Helen, Beatrix, Margaret, Mary, and another, all of 
whom died unmarried, 1666-90. (2) Andrew, minister of Liff, 
who was imprisoned for ' keeping a conventicle.' He married 
Elizabeth Daw, and by her had issue several children, but his 
male line became extinct, and his daughter, Margaret, was 
retoured heir to him in 1703. She married James Halsone of 
Anstruther Wester, and died in 1708, leaving issue. The 
third son of James Wedderburn was (3) Alexander, minister of 
Forgan, and later of Kilmarnock, county of Ayr, who was the 
author of various sermons published after his death. He died 
in 1678, from the effects of a blow dealt him with the butt 
of a musket by one of the Highland host in the town of Kil- 
marnock, leaving by Helen, daughter of Thomas Turnbull of 
Boghill, a numerous family of three sons and five daughters. 
The sons were Robert, William, and John, but their careers 
have not been traced. 

III. Of yet another branch of the Dundee family there may 
be added an equally brief record. David Wedderburn in 
Murraygait, who died before Nov. 1518, left by his wife, Cristian 
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The latter, born probably about 1490, and died 1559-60, is 
constantly named in the Dundee Records, as of the Murraygait 
and of Craigie, of which he got a Great Seal charter in 1539. 
He was twice married — (1) to Cristian Jameson, who died 
1532-3 ; and (2) to Helen Lawson, who survived him, and was 
living in 1568. It is from this David and Helen Lawson that 
Douglas, in his Baronage, derives the Kingennie branch of 
the family, most erroneously, for David had but two sons,^ 
both by his second marriage, and their male lines soon became 
extinct. They were James and William, and are both con- 
stantly named in the Dundee Records. William (died 1592-97) 
married Margaret Rollok, and had issue two sons, James and 
William, both of whom went to sea, and are little heard of; 
and a daughter, Magdalen who (married (1) William Myln, 

(2) Henderson, and (3) Mitchell, whose son, John 

Mitchell, is named, in 1610, as one of the heirs of his grand- 
father, William Wedderburn, the extinction of whose male 
line is thus established. 

James Wedderburn of Craigie, the eldest son of David Wed- 
derburn and Helen Lawson, was born probably about 1534, 
and died in Sept. 1575. He married Margaret Dundas, and 
by her (who survived him, and married, secondly, William 
Fotheringhame) had two sons and three daughters. The latter 
were Helen, Elizabeth, and Euphame, of whom little is known. 
Of the sons, the eldest, John Wedderburn of Craigie, was born 
about 1556-57, and seems to have been bred to the law. He 
is 'my erne John Wedderburn wryter' named in the Compt 
Bulk (p. 165). He sold Craigie to Sir John Scharp of Hous- 
toun in 1594. He married, in 1582, Margaret Strathauchin, 
relict of Robert Jaksone, by whom he had one child, Elizabeth, 
who married James Kynnaird, and with him went to Denmark, 
where they were living in 1616. The second son, Walter, 



^ He had also two daughters, Isobel, who married Alexander Kyd, and 
Magdalen, who married Mark Barrie. 



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married Marjorie Bruce, relict of David Bruce of Lynmyln, 
but he died s.p. about 1605, when his niece, Elizabeth, was 
retoured heir to him. The extinction of the male line of 
James of Craigie is thus clear, and as that of his brother, 
William, has also been shown, it seems certain that by 1605 
the male line of old David Wedderburn of Murraygait had 
died out. 

IV. Three branches of the family in Dundee have now been 
dealt with, the progenitors of whom were no doubt nearly 
related. From none of them, however, descended the far more 
important and enduring branch of the family to which David 
belonged, and of which an account has now to be given. Robert 
Wedderburn, possibly a brother of James Wedderburn (who 
married Janet Barry) and his contemporaries, Walter in Wel- 
gait and David in Murraygait, is early mentioned in the 
Records of Dundee. He married Janet, daughter of Robert 
Froster in Methven, who is named as his relict in 1530-31. 
By her he had five sons and certainly one daughter, Elizabeth, 
who married no less than four times — (1) Alexander Lovell, 
(2) Archibald Campbell of Murthlie, (3) Alexander Ogilvie, 
provost of Dundee, and (4) Patrick Lyoun, burgess there. 
Her brothers were : 1. James ^ who married (1) Isobell Scrym- 
geour, and (2) Janet Logan, and left by his second wife two 
sons, Robert and Edward, of whom the younger married Janet 
Inglis, by whom he had three daughters,^ while the elder 
married Elspeth Scrymgeour, and died 1551-52, leaving two 
children, Robert and Margaret. Of these the son was living 
in 1577, but died before 19th Sept. 1580, when his sister is 
named as his heir. % Robert, progenitor of the lines of 
Kingennie, Blackness, and Gosford (see below and Chart v). 
3. Alexander, a merchant in Dundee, who married Isobell 
Anderson, by whom he had two sons, Richard and Patrick, 



^ Catherine married Thomas Blair, and d. i6o6 ; Eufame, married Archibald 
Blyth ; and Elizabeth, died unmarried 1596-97. 



Ixiv WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

both named in the Compt BuiJc, and three daughters, Euphame 
(married Andrew Geddes), Janet (married Andrew Auch- 
inlek), and Elizabeth (married James Turing). Richard went 
to Denmark, and became a well-to-do burgess in Elsinore ; 
Patrick remained in Dundee, married Elizabeth Low, and 
by her had several children, of whom, however, only one son, 
Alexander (married Barbara Auchinlek), carried on the male 
line of his family. He in his turn had more than one son, 
but only one who survived,^ Andrew, who, though twice 
married (1, to Elspet Fletcher; 2, to Christian Duncan), 
died s.p., 1683-84. 4. George^ married Euphame Fowlair, 
but died s.p. about 1673. 5. David, of whom little is known. 
He seems to have had a son William,^ who may have gone 
north to Aberdeen, and there founded the Aberdeenshire 
family of the name, of whom David Wedderburn, the gram^ 
marian, was a distinguished son. 

There yet remains one other son, probably the second, of 
old Robert Wedderburn and Janet Froster. This was Robert, 
the grandfather of the author of the Compt Bulk, in which he 
is thrice mentioned (pp. 15, 1 7, 18). He married Janet Kyd, died 
1575-77, leaving issue, three sons, Alexander, Peter, and 
Robert, and three daughters, Barbara, Elizabeth, and Janet.^ 
Of the sons, Peter is sometimes named in the Compt Bulk 
(see index). He was a merchant, and died in 1604, having had 
(by Margaret Kinloch) two sons, Peter and George, and three 
daughters, Margaret (married George Blak), Barbara (married 
E. Christone), and Janet (married William Davidsone), of 
whom only the last is mentioned in the text (pp. 47, 125). Of 
the sons, Peter is often mentioned (pp. 78, 88, etc.), while George 



1 Three other sons, Patrick, John, and William, predeceased him. 

2 William, son and heir of David Wedderburn, was admitted burgess of Dundee 

in 1535. 

3 Barbara Wedderburn was twice married — (i) to David Guthrie, (2) to Peter 
Imbrie. She is named in the Copz^i Bulk (see Index.) Her two sisters, Janet 
(married James Thomson) and Elizabeth (married John Coustoun) are not 
mentioned. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY Ixv 

is but once referred to, in an agreement by David and his 
brother, Alexander, to make a payment to ' Petir Wedder- 
bume's tua sons, efter his deceis ' (p. 187). David^s other uncle, 
Robert, was a notary in Dundee, and the author of six large 
protocol books and twelve small minute-books, now in the 
Charter-room there. He was born in 1546, and died in 1611. 
He married, in 1583, Margaret Myln, and had issue, but none 
who survived him. There is a family register of his, in one of 
his minute-books at Dundee, in which he records the births of 
three sons, Robert, James, and (again) Robert, in 1584-5-6, 
and notes the zodiacal signs under which they were born, and 
the exact hours of their births. He had also a son, Alexander, 
living in 1608, and two daughters, Janet and Elizabeth, but 
none are named as living in his will {Brechin Test. vol. ii.), 
and his heir was his nephew, Peter. He is often mentioned 
in the Compt BiiiJc (see Index). At one time he was in 
Vittemberg, and brought home from thence a prophecy about 
King James vi. (ante, p. xviii). He seems to have had a taste in 
such things, as the title-pages of his Dundee protocol-books 
are written over with mottoes and ' tags "* of verses, such as 

' Virschip we suld, obey, and knaw, 
Ane God, aiie king, ane fayth, ane law.' 

His favourite motto, written in all his books, is ' patior ut 
potiar,"' ' through suffering strength.^ 

The remaining son of Robert Wedderburn and Janet Kyd 
was Alexander, clerk of Dundee, 1557-85, and father of the 
writer of the Compt Bulk, which contains several references to 
him and his wife, Janet Myln (see Index). He is the first 
recorded clerk of Dundee of his name, though there is ground 
for suggesting that some of the Wedderburns were clerks at a 
still earlier period. He was certainly the first of a long line of 
clerks of the name who held the office in unbroken succession 
for one hundred and sixty years, and whose protocol-books, 
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are six of the books of this Alexander, which once be- 
longed, by disposition, to his son, David (p. 74), but were 
' borrowed ' from him by the town and never returned : 
perhaps, in the interest of ' the commonweill,"' it was never 
intended to return them. The matter is duly noticed in the 
Compt BuiJc, in a ' memorandum to persew ' the provost, and 
get back the ' sex greyt bukis,' but it would seem that nothing 
was done. Alexander died in 1585, three years after his wife, 
and was buried, no doubt, in the Howff of Dundee, under a 
stone which bore, or was intended to bear, an epitaph, pre- 
served in the Compt Bulk of his son. He had a numerous 
family, all of whom are mentioned in the text — 1, Alexander, 
of Kingennie, progenitor of the lines of Kingennie, Blackness, 
etc. ; 2, David, of the Compt Bulk ; 3, Robert, a merchant in 
Dundee, who died 1593, leaving by his second wife (he had 
three ^) a daughter, Helen, who married Andrew Boyd, and a 
son, Alexander, who married Janet Newton, and had two daugh- 
ters, Helen (married, 1, William Gascoyne ; 2, Bartholomew 
Bilsone) and Elizabeth (married John Gardyne). Robert, his 
first two wives, and both his children, are sometimes named 
in the Compt Bulk. 

James (another brother of David) was a prominent mer- 
cliant in Dundee. He married Cristina Lovell, and died s.p. 
in 1644. His will is dated 2nd April in that year, and is an 
elaborate document, containing many legacies to members of 
his family, and one of 400 merks for a silver basin for the use 
of the kirk in Dundee, to be engraved with his and his late 
wife's arms, and such an inscription as Mr. Alexander Wed- 
derburn of Blackness shall think fit (Brechin Test.). His 
arms were carved on his house in the Overgate, and a modern 
panel bearing them and the date 1642 is still to be seen in the 
wall of the house. Peter (another brother) was also a mer- 



^ They were (i) Grissell Duncan, (2) Elizabeth Lovell, (3) Elspeth Hering. 
(See Index.) 



Ixviii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

chant in Dundee ; he married, but died s.p. William died 
1603-4, apparently by violence, as in the Register of Acts and 
Decreets (vol. 279, 228 ; registered 21st July 1613) there is a 
contract between his surviving brothers and James Kyle and 
George Traill, whereby Kyle and Traill are ' bound to abandon 
and never have ado with James Traill, alleged committer of 
the slaughter of William Wedderburn/ 

David's sisters were Margaret, who married Peter Clayhills 
(progenitor of the Clayhills of Invergowrie). Both she and 
her husband, ' gud-brother ' to David, are named in the Compt 
BuiJc, and in one of the Dundee minute-books there is a 
curious entry, dated 5th June 1583, before her marriage, and 
signed by her and David, by which she agrees to give him 
' thrie elnis of Frensche Fleming,' to make him ' ane cloik the 
day of my marriage,' and David promises to pay her ' tua 
crwnes of the sone in caise scho be nocht mareit or paie cum a 
yeir.' Katharine, the other sister, is also often named in the 
text. She married (1) William Duncan, a surgeon in Dundee, 
from whom the Duncans of Lundie, Earls of Camperdown, 
are descended ; (2) William Ferguson of Balbeuchlie, some- 
time Dean of guild in Dundee. 

David Wedderburn himself is very constantly named in the 
Dundee Records. The year of his birth is not quite certain, 
but as his elder brother was born in 1561, it may be assumed 
that he was born about 1562. The Compt Bulk is the record 
of his numerous affairs from 1587 to 1630. This is the latest 
date mentioned in it, but he was living 30th April 1632, 
when he was cautioner to the confirmation of the will of 
Christian Lovell, wife of his brother, James (Brechin Test. 
vol. v.). He died, however, before 3rd March 1634, at which 
date he is named as deceased in one of the Dundee Protocol 
Books (vol. 269). He was a merchant, and later on (1603) to 
some extent followed the family profession of the law, and, 
having got admitted as a notary, did business in ' transumpts* 
and extracts from his father's protocol-books, as well as in 



THE FAMILY HISTORY Ixix 

other documents. He has left an elaborate family register, from 
which it appears that, having married Matild, daughter of 
James Beaton of Westhall, he had a family of four sons 
and seven daughters, of whom we know but little beyond 
what the Compt Bulk tells us. Of the daughters, the eldest, 
Helen, married (1) George Auchinlek, and (2) James Ross; 
the second, Eufame, married James Sympsone; while of 
the other five we know nothing, except what their father's 
register tells us, unless the youngest, Magdalen, is to be 
identified with a Magdalen Wedderburn, wife of George 
Inglish, who is mentioned in the Dundee Burgh and Head Court 
Records, 3rd Nov. 1652 (vol. 32). Of the four sons, it is clear 
that the eldest, David, born 1599, died before 11th Nov. 1623, 
when tlie second, James, is termed his father's heir (Dundee 
Protocol Book, vol. 268) ; the third, Alexander, born 1602, died 
1616; and it is probable that the fourth, Henry, died young 
and unmarried, as there is no reference to him, or to descendants 
of his, in the Dundee Records. James, the second son, was in 
the army, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1644, 
when he is so named in the will of his uncle, James, and a 
' great silver cup' is left to him, or, in event of his not return- 
ing to Scotland, to James Sympsone. He was thus abroad 
at this time, probably on foreign service, and possibly in that 
of Sweden, as a Colonel Wedderburn of that date is said to be 
buried in the Cathedral of Abo. He is believed to have died 
unmarried ; at any rate, there is no record of his marriage, or 
of any descendants of his. The male line of the author of the 
Compt Bulk is thus, presumably, extinct. 

David's eldest brother, Alexander Wedderburn of Kin- 
gennie, clerk of Dundee, and one of the most remarkable men 
who ever held that office, is often mentioned in the Compt 
Bulk, together with his wife, Helen Ramsay, and several of 
his children. He was clerk of Dundee from 1585 to 1626, and 
was prominent in the affairs of the burgh. In particular, he 
constantly represented Dundee in the Scottish Parliament, and 



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Ixx WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

was one of the commissioners for treating of a union between 
England and Scotland. James vi., whom he accompanied to 
England in 1603, held him in high esteem, and on Kingennie's 
return presented him with a ring, still preserved in the 
family.^ He died in 1626, leaving five sons, Alexander, after- 
wards of Kingennie; James, who succeeded him as town- 
clerk ; Peter, who married Helen Lovell, but died s.p. ; 
William, who married Jean Pierson, but also died s.p. ; John, 
afterwards Sir John of Gosford, physician to the King; as 
well as several daughters, of whom one, Magdalen, has been 
already mentioned, while another, Elizabeth, married Peter 
Bruce, Principal of St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews, and 
had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Simon Mackenzie, and 
was mother of the famous Sir George Mackenzie of Rose- 
haugli. 

The history of David's family is thus brought up to the 
close of David's life, partly in order to make clear the position 
in it of all the persons named in the Compt Bulk, and partly 
because the printed genealogies of the house are very full of 
error. For its later history a few lines will here suffice. 
Kingennie's eldest son, Alexander (clerk of Dundee, 1627-33), 
succeeded his father in his lands, and was the progenitor of 
the Wedderburns of Kingennie, Easter Powrie, and that Ilk, 
CO. Forfar, whose male line became extinct on the death of 
David Wedderburn of Wedderburn, seventh proprietor of 
Kingennie, in 1761. His lands passed to his sister, Grizel, 
who died unmarried in 1778, when she was succeeded, under 
a deed of tailzie, by the descendants of Magdalen (eldest 
daughter of Alexander Wedderburn, third of Kingennie), who 
had married, in 1659, John Scrymgeour of Kirkton. From 
this marriage descend the family of Scrymgeour- Wedderburn 
now headed by Mr. Henry Scrymgeour- Wedderburn of Wed- 



^ It is in the possession of Mr. Scrymgeour-Wedderburn of Wedderburn, who 
also owns a portrait of Kingennie, by Jameson. 



THE FAMILY HISTORY Ixxi 

derburn, who is the twelfth owner (of his name) of the lands 
of Kingennie, acquired by the brother of David (author of the 
Compt Bulk) in 1600. 

James Wedderburn, second son to Kingennie, was clerk 
of Dundee from 1626 till his early death, in 1627. He 
married, in 1608, Margaret Goldman, and left three sons, 
Alexander, William, and Peter, of whom the eldest and 
youngest both reached marked positions. The eldest,^ after- 
wards Sir Alexander of Blackness, was clerk of Dundee, 
1633-75, and was a man of much importance in the affairs of 
his time. He married Matild Fletcher, and by her was father 
of a very numerous family, including two eldest (surviving) 
sons, John, created a baronet, with remainder to his heirs 
male, in 1704, and James, who succeeded his father as clerk 
of Dundee (1675-96), and was himself succeeded in that office 
by his eldest son, Alexander. This Alexander, who also 
became (1723) fourth baronet of Blackness, was the last clerk 
of Dundee of his name. He joined the Stuarts in the rising 
of ■'15, for his share in which he was deposed from his office by 
the Council of the burgh in 1717. He married Katharine 



^ The youngest son, Peter, was admitted an advocate, and rose to be Clerk 
to the Privy Council, and a Lord of Session, under the title of Lord Gosford, 
which he took from the estate of Gosford, county of Lothian, purchased by him 
from Sir Alexander Auchmuthie in 1659. He died twenty years later, leaving, 
among other children, (Sir) Peter, of Gosford, created a baronet in 1697, 
who married Janet Halkett, heiress of Pitfirrane, co. of Fife, and look the 
jiame of Halkett. From him have descended the Wedderburns, Halketts of 
Pitfirrane, from about 1700 on, now represented in male line solely by Sir Arthur 
Halkett of Pitfirrane, eighth baronet of Gosford. Another son of Lord Gosford 
was Alexander, who was much concerned in effecting the union between Scot- 
land and England. He was a commissioner of Excise, and died in 1730. His 
eldest son, Peter, went to the Scottish bar, became a Lord of Session, under the 
title of Lord Chesterhall, and died in 1756, leaving two sons, of whom the 
younger, David, fell at the taking of Baroach, in 1773 ; while the elder, Alex- 
ander, passed from the Scottish to the English bar, and rose to be Lord Chief- 
Justice of the Common Pleas, and later, Lord Chancellor, under the title of 
Lord Loughborough, Earl of Rosslyn, etc. He died in 1803, without surviving 
issue, when his honours passed (under special remainder) to the son of his 
sister, and the male line of his grandfather became extinct. 



Ixxii WEDDERBURNE COMPT BUIK 

Scott, and left issue, including three sons, John, Robert, and 
Thomas, all of whom fought for the Stuarts at Culloden. 
Sir John was taken prisoner, conveyed to London, imprisoned 
in Southwark Gaol, tried in London, and executed on Kenning- 
ton Common in November 1746. His sons had to leave the 
country, and went to Jamaica, where they lived and prospered 
for many years. The eldest of them, (Sir) John, returned home 
in 1779, and purchased the estate of Balindean, co. Perth. He 
was one of the last of his name to be buried in the Howff of 
Dundee. His eldest son, David, was created a baronet (of 
Balindean), under a new patent, in 1803, and he is now 
represented by Sir William Wedderburn, Bart., M.P. Other 
branches of the family, descended of the eldest son of the fourth 
baronet, are the Wedderburn-Ogilvys of Ruthven, co. Forfar ; 
the Wedderburn - Maxwells of Glenlair, co. Kirkcudbright; 
while from the second son, Robert Wedderburn of Pearsie, 
CO. Forfar, descend the Webster- Wedderbums and (in female 
line) the Maclagan-Wedderburns of Pearsie. The third son, 
Thomas Wedderburn, married Katharine Dunbar, and was 
grandfather to the late John Wedderburn of Auchterhouse, to 
the work of one of whose three grandsons we owe the material 
from which this account of the family has been compiled.^ 



' For fuller details of the Wedderburn family, see The Wedderburn Book by 
Alexander Wedderburn, Q.C., where the documentary evidence upon which the 
above account is founded has been printed very completely. 



COMPT BUIK OF 
DAVID WEDDERBURNE 

1587-1630 



COMPT BUIK OF 
DAVID WEDDERBURNE 

27 Martii 90 v November 1596 21 Martii 1596 fol i« 

Wm. Duncan bailie^ reccavit Dee T M The Act an ent the 

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Liber Davidis Wedderburne 
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^ William Duncan admitted burgess i6th Dec. 1579 by the privilege of his 
father, councillor 1587, bailie from 1588 till 1603, councillor 1604, dean of 
guild 1605, bailie 1606 till his death in May 1608. ^^o. post, p. 2. 

- John Scrymgeour of Kirktoun was son of James Scrymgeour of Kirkton, by 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, whose male line became 
extinct in 1546. John Scrymgeour married Agnes Bruce, and was great-grand- 
father of John Scrymgeour, who married, in 1659, Magdalene Wedderburn, and 
was thus progenitor of the Scrymgeour- Wedderburns of Wedderburn and Birkhill. 

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Inside cover Upoii the xi Apryle 1588 at command of Alexander Ramsay 
baillie ^ David Gardyne officiar past to James Jaksone James 
Nicholl and Andrew Fyffand arrestit ther meillis and few meillis 
of that lugeing land and tenement occupyit be thame sumtyme 
pertenand to Thomas Monorgound ^ lyand on the north syd of 
Ergyles-geit of Dundie at the instance of David Wedderburn. 

12 August '97. for Peteris pairt.^ 

Rot. Wedderburn * notar wit- Wm.Allerdysahundrethmerk 

nesses Alexr. Kyd elder Alexr. Wm. Duncan xxij lib 

Johnson and Henry Aber- Isobell Heres 4 lib 

cromby. C. Halyburton 4 lib 

David Wedderburn procurator Lady Dudope 5 lib 

for Wm. Duncan^ my guid- Rot. Lovell xxiij lib half a 

brother maid requisition to merk 



^ Alexander Ramsay, brother-german of the laird of Brackmont, admitted 
burgess 23rd Jan. 1575, bailie 1587-89-91-93, and 1606, councillor 1588-90-92- 
99-1601 till 1605. 

2 Thomas Monorgound, son of Gilbert Monorgound, admitted burgess nth 
Nov. 1538. This property was long known as ' Monorgunds Croft.' 

^ This Peter Wedderburn was a younger brother of David Wedderburn, 
being the fifth son of Alexander Wedderburn and Janet Myln (see genealogical 
chart). He died in July 1623. — Brechin Test. vol. iv. i6th Jan. 1626. 

* Robert Wedderburn, notary, was brother to Alexander Wedderburn, the father 
of David. He was a notary in Dundee, and in the municipal archives there are still 
preserved six protocol books and twelve small minute-books in his handwriting. 
His admission as notary is copied into the first of the former. It is dated 13th 
March 1574, and recites that he was then twenty-eight years old, and had served 
Alexander Guthre, common clerk of Edinburgh, for three years, and Alexander 
Wedderburn, common clerk of Dundee, for seven years. He married, about 1583, 
Margaret, daughter of Robert Myln, and had issue four sons and two daughters, 
all of whom it seems died young and unmarried. He died in Oct. 161 1, and by 
his will, confirmed at Brechin 7th June 161 2, he nominated his nephews, James 
and Peter Wedderburn, to be his executors. No children of his own are named 
in the will. 

^ William Duncan, surgeon, born 1556, married David Wedderburn's eldest 
sister, Katharine. He died 1608, and she married secondly William Ferguson 
of Balbeuchlie {^Dundee Burgh and Head Court Records^ vol. 26, under date 
161 5). She died 1644-48, and was buried with her first husband in the Howff of 
Dundee. The inscription on their tombstone, though restored at one time by 
John Myln of Woodhill, is much decayed. The date of Katharine's death 
seems to read 160-, but this must have been an error in the restoration, as 
she was alive in 1644. See Millar's Roll of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee^ 
p. 29. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



S 



David Abircromby conform e 
to the contract to be delyverd 
him before mertimes nixt his 
thousand merkis and byronis 
therof. 



This generalie forder contenit /ol. i* 



Barbara xv s ^ 
James Guild xiiij s ^ 
Andrew Urquhart 3 lib 
George Mudy 23 s 4 d v lib 
Rot. Jaksone v lib x s 4 lib 
Rot. Wedderbum 24 s. 8d. 
Thomas Davidsone 
John Vallance 20 
Rot. Thomsone 
xx2 lib 
forder James Lundy 200 c merkis 

Mr. Alexr. 4 xx lib Anthone Halyburton vijc 

Wm. Mynto xx lib merkis 

Jonet Watsone xx lib 

Anthone Halyburtoun xi lib 

Bysak xxij lib 

The Zeir hes 33 evill dayis ^ 

in the Schiphirdis calender. 

8 Januar the first 2. 4. 5. 10. 15. 18. 19. 

3 Februar the 8. 10. 17. 

3 Merche 15. 16. 19. 

2 Apryle 16. 21. 

3 May 7. 15. 20. 
2 Junij 4. 7. 

2 July 15. 20. 
2 August 19. 20. 
2 September 6. 7. 

1 October 6. 

2 November 15. 19. 

3 December 6. 7. 9. 

The blissit dayis of the zeir The quhilk wes revelit to ye 
gude patriarche Joseph quhen he servit Kyng Pharow in Egypt 
be the angell of God 
Ewill dayis allowit be thame 
that wret this 

^ Barbara Wedderbum, sister of Alexander Wedderburn, and aunt of David 
Wedderbum. She was twice married (ist) to David Guthrie, who died 1574-75, 
and (2nd) to Peter Imbrie, who died (1594-95). She had issue by both husbands, 
and died about 16 10. 2 Erased in MS. 

3 A similar list of evil days is given by David's uncle, Robert Wedderburn, the 
notary, in one of his protocol books in Dundee Charter-room (No. 245). 



COMPT BUIK OF 



1. ^. 4. 6. 8. 5. 


Januar hes S to wit the 3 and 13 


6. 17. 18. 


Februar 2 viz the 5 and 25 


7. 15. 


Marche hes 3 viz 2. 3. 30 


6. 16. 17. 18. 


Apryle hes 3 viz 5. 22. 26 


7. 15. 17. 


May hes 2 viz 4. 27. 


1. 


Junij hes 2 viz 3. 8. 


15. 18. 


July hes 3 viz 12. 13. 7 


19. 20. 


August hes ane viz the 12 


16. 18. 


September hes 4 viz 1. 7. 24. 27 


6. 


October hes 2 viz 13. 19. 


15. 16. 


November hes none 


6. 7. 11. 


December hes 2 viz 18. 27 



foi 2.\ This is ane collectione off the effectis and daittis of certaine 

evidentis wryttis and tytelHs apertenand to David Wedder- 
burne sone lawfull to umquhill Alexander Wedderburne, 
commone clerk ofP Dundie as followis ffirst. als of certane 
his brether and sisteris tytellis and sum frendis. 

Ane Chairtour of fewferme maid be the provest and baileis 

of Dundie to wmquhill James Myln^ his gudschir off ane lache 

wolt with the bak chopis under the new tolbuith — under the 

commone seill of Dundie — off the dait the day of Merche 

1546 

Volt choipis and My gudschir James Mylnis seasing heirof or extractit in 

awa^y'to°George ^^^ buikis of John Duncasone notar fayther to William Dun- 

stiriing and he casone in Parkland 

evidentis I haif Ane Chairtour of alienatione maid to Andrew Davidsone 
thairof?^"^^^ meassoun to wmquhill Alexander Wedderburne and Jonet 
Myln his spous in lyfrent and to David Wedderburne thair 
sone heretable of all and haill ane annuelrent of xl^ zeirly to 
be upliftit of ane lache wolt of the said Androis under his seill 
and subscriptione off the dait the aucht day of Merche 1546 
July 1573 

Ane instrument of seasing off the said annuelrent of xP 
to be upliftit as said is conteneand thairin quhair the said 



1 James Myln, son of Robert Myln, admitted burgess 8th June 1535. He 
married Elizabeth Guthrie, and had two daughters, Janet and Elizabeth. 
Janet (David Wedderburn's mother) became her father's sole heiress, and was so 
retoured in a Seagait property in 1565. Bzmdee Protocol Books, 239, pp. ^6, ^y. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 5 

Jonet is kend and interit air to the said wmquhill James hir 
fayther to the former wolt. 

And scho hir spous and Andrw respective hes maid resig- 
natione of the said annuelrent and wolt in favouris of the 
said David here table off the dait the xix of July 1573 
Under the signe and subscriptione of John Fwler notar publict 

Ane resignatione maid to Andro Davidsone ^ of his wolt in foi. 2^. 
favouris of Robert Ramsay ^ of the dait the 7 of October 1551. 
Henry Richardsone notar thairto and redemtione of the 
sam and renunciatione on the bak thairof in favouris of the 
said Andro of the dait the 5 Apryle lix zeiris. 

Ane resignatione maid be James Davidsone sone lawfull of 
wmquhill Andro Davidsone of the said wolt in favouris of Alex- 
ander Rychardsone and Bessie Davidsone of the dait the xij of 
Martij 1553 Henry Rychardsone notar thairto 

Item ane Transsumt instrument of seasing in the commone 4p'- 

court buikis of Dundie upon the vj of Februar 1584 And that Alexander 
of Harbert Gledstanes ^ quhilk is of the dait the 22 of Februar Robert Wedder- 
1565 Quhair wmquhill John Doff resignit ane few meill of xi' ^^''"^ ^y^^". 

00 rnjister hes the 

zeirliy to be upliftit furth of twa ruidis of his land lyand on auid evidentis 

the South syd of the seageit of Dundie in favouris of Alexander excambelt to 

Wedderburne Jonet Myln his spous his airis and assiffniis Alexander 

•^ ^ " Rychardsone 

Ane Chartour of Alienatione thairof maid be the said Alex- 
ander to David Wedderburn his sone of the said xP under his 
seill and subscriptione of the dait the xiij of Apryle 1584. 

Ane instrument of seasing thairof resignit to the said Alex- 
ander in favouris of the said David his airis and assignais 



1 Andro Davidsone, admitted burgess 17th June 1534. 

2 Robert Ramsay, baker, admitted burgess Nov. 1550. 

* Herbert Gledstanes, born circa 1500, appointed notary public in the diocese 
of Glasgow 1532. Began his legal career in Edinburgh, and had management 
of the affairs of some of the leading noblemen of his time. For thirty years he 
had charge of the affairs of the Earls of Crawford. He settled in Dundee in 
1543, and was made burgess in that year. In several charters of the period he is 
described as * clerk of Dundee,' but he must have resigned this position, as he 
was bailie from 1560 till 1564. From a document preserved amongst the Dundee 
charters, it appears that he succeeded to the estate of Gledstanes, and became 
proprietor of Arthurshiels in 1563. He would thus be the direct ancestor of the 
Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone. Bailie Herbert Gledstanes was the father 
of George Gledstanes, Archbishop of St. Andrews. His will is recorded in the 
Commissariot of Edinburgh, 20th April 1570. 



6 COMPT BUIK OF 

heretabile John Ferrear notar thairto of the dait the xx of 
Apryle 1584. 
foi. 3». Ane auld few Chartour maid be George Andersone ^ and 

Alexander Lovell, to Andrew Craufurd^ and Patrik Barry ^ 
of that tenement of land lyand on the north syd of Ergylis 
geit contenand 4 lib of few meill of the dait the 23 of January 
1567 and the seasing of the sam dait Alexander Wedder- 
bume notar * thairto And in the said seasing the said Alex- 
ander is infeft in the said 4 lib.^ 
All onsubscryvit 
4iibDisponitto Ane seasing of xx^ annuelrent to be upliftit furth of the said 
He hes the auld l^nd maid be James Barry to the said Thomas of the dait the 
evidentis and ^9 ^f Decembris 1547 

hes promesit me 

a discharge on Ane Contract betwixt Alexander Lovell and David Wedder- 
thame^^^ burn anent the alienation of the said 4 lib in favouris of the 

said David of the dait the day of July 1586 

Ane Chartour of alienatione maid be the said Alexander to 
the said David of the said 4 lib with 4 merkis to be upliftit 
furth of the auld walHs pertenand to Rychard Blyth ^ at the 
bak of the weyhous togidder with the remanent his landis in 
warrandice thairof under his seill and subscriptione of the dait 
the 7 of July 1586 

Ane instrument of seasing upoun the alienatione thairof and 
resignatione of the sam in the Baileis handis in favouris of the 
said David of the dait the 7 of July 1586 Mr. Alexander 
Wedderburn ^ notar thairto 

Ane instrument of seasing quhair the said Alexander Lovell 
his spous George thair sone hes resignit thair haill tenement 
of land lyand besyd the wolt abone the weyhous in favouris of 
the said David in warrandice of the said 4 lib, Mr. Alexander 
Wedderburn notar thairto of the dait the 3 of Merche 1586 

* George Anderson, merchant, admitted burgess 1553. 

2 Andrew Crawfurd, son of John Crawfurd, admitted burgess 26th Sep. 1558. 

2 Patrick Barry, butcher, admitted as a simple burgess 1557. 

^ Alexander Wedderburn, father of David Wedderburn, author of the Compt 
Buik. 

^ Erased in original. 

® Richard Blyth, admitted burgess, 'for services done,' 1552. Bailie from 
1563 till 1569. 

^ Alexander Wedderburn, town clerk, elder brother of David Wedderburn. 
David's father, Alexander Wedderburn, is often styled 'notar,' while his brother, 
the town clerk, is usually called * Mr.', having taken his degree at St. Andrews. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 7 

Ane Act maid in the commone court buikis of Dundie Quhair f^^- 3"- 
Petir Forrester is actit cautioner for the said George that he 
sail approve the premissis at all tymes under the said Mr. 
Alexanderis subscriptione and baileis of the dait the 3 Merche 
1586 

Ane Act of concurrance grantit be the baileis of Dundei for 
poynding the tenement of land of Robert Barry as for thre 
termes for payment of the said few-meill of 4 lib to David 
Wedderburn of the dait the xj of January 86 Mr. Alexanderis 
notar subscriptione 

Item ane»chartour of alienatione of ane weyst peice of ground Veyst ground 
lyand on the south syd of the Kyrkzaird of Dunde made be jo^^°strat*h- 
James Lyndsay Isobell Zounff his spous with the consent of the auchin i He 

, , . . . receavit the 

provest and baileis of Dundie to David Wedderburn under thair auid evidentis 
seileis and subscriptionis and the commone seill of the dait the f© oSrge 
7 Junij 1587 R^^^^^y' 

Ane uther chartour maid be the said James and his said spous 
to the said David of the dait forsaid 

Ane seasing quhair Alexander Wedderburn hes resignit the 
sam weyst ground in favouris of Thomas Scrymgeour of the 
dait the 14 Apryle 1571 Johne Fwler notar thairto 

Ane seasing quhair the said Isobell Zoung and her spous re- foL 4*. 
signit the said weyst land in favouris of the said David of the 
dait the xij of Junij 1587 Mr. Alexander Wedderburn notar 
thairto 

Ane Contract maid betwix the saidis David James and his 
spous of the said weyst ground contenand in warrandice of 
thair land in the Welgeit of the said weyst ground of the dait xx 

the 8 of Junij 1587 ^^1^^^ R^^t!"^* 

^ . . . , . . I delyvent the 

Item ane Chartour of alienatione maid be William Duncane wryttis to 
and John Monorgound to David Wedderburn of ane annuel- ander and 
rent of xx merkis zeirly to be upliftit furth of the said William "^ii^^m Dun- 

•^ A cams 

and Johnis croft of land lyand on the north syd of Dundie 
under thair seillis and subscriptionis of the dait the 7 of 
October 1587 

Ane seasing of resignatione of the said annuelrent maid to 
the saidis personis in favouris of the said David of the dait the 



^ John Strathauchin, admitted burgess for services done at Perth with Provost 
Halyburton, 19th October 1556. 
^ George Ramsay, wright, admitted burgess, 5th February 1562. 



8 COMPT BUIK OF 

xxvj of September 1587 Mr. Alexander Wedderburn and 
Andrew Quhyte notaris thairto 

The copy of the reversioun grantit be me to thame heirof 
under thair subscriptione of the dait the 28 of September 1587. 

Ane procuratorie and factorie maid to the said David be 
William Duncan to uplift James Jaksones James Nicholis 
and Andrew Fyffis^ meillis and deweteis quhill the lawfull 
redemsione subscribit with his hand befor George Mudy Ran- 
nald Fyf William Guthre in Montros Andro Galetly the x May 
1588 

Ane decreit gifin aganis the saidis personis for payment of the 

few meill in my favouris conforme to the said resignatione on 

the 17 of July 1588 

foi. 4^ Item ane seasing of xj merkis annuelrent maid be James Haly- 

xj merkis burton ^ to the said David to be upliftit furth of his tenement 

to Petir my of land and zard lyand on the north syd of Ergylis geit of 

brother in part 

of payment of 

ms barnis part i Andrew Fyiff, baker, admitted burgess, i6th July 1572. 

uther hundreth ^ James Haly burton, grandson of Walter and Catherine de Halyburton, who 

merkis on were settled at Pitcur, Kettins parish, Forfarshire, in 1432. He was born in 

William Aller- 15 18, studied at St. Andrews University, and took his M.A. degree in 1538. 

the^rest^av^ Amongst his fellow-students were George Wishart, Peter Young, David Straitoun, 

be vertew of his and John Erskine of Dun, and under their influence Halyburton became one of 

discharge I half the leading Protestant reformers. In November 1540 he obtained a charter from 

^^"^^ James v. to himself and his ' affianced wife,' Margaret of Rossy, of certain lands 

in the Carse of Gowrie, and about the same time he was enrolled as a burgess of 

Dundee. In 1548 he led a troop of horse against Broughty Castle and expelled 

the English invaders. His brother Andrew, laird of Pitcur, died leaving an 

infant son — afterwards Sir George Halyburton, knight — and James was known 

as the 'Tutor of Pitcur.' He was elected provost of Dundee in 1553, and 

held that office for thirty-three years. He took a prominent part in the 

military operations of the Reformers ; led the Dundee burgesses to Cupar 

Muir against the Queen Regent ; was present at the burning of the Abbey of 

Scone ; and distinguished himself at the siege of Leith. He sat as member for 

Dundee in the Parliaments and Convention of Estates from 1563 till 1581. He 

opposed the marriage of Queen Mary with Darnley, and joined the revolt led by 

the Earl of Moray in 1565, with whom he fled to England. Two years later he 

was restored to his office as provost. He was one of those chosen to administer 

the affairs of Scotland after the abdication of Queen Mary in Lochleven Castle. 

He was present at the battle of Langside, and afterwards quelled the abortive 

rising of the Gordons in the north. In August 1571 he was captured at Leith 

and narrowly escaped execution in revenge for the death of the assassins of the 

Regent Moray. In 1574 he was made Commendator of Pittenweem, and became 

a member of the Privy Council. He resigned the Priory on 31st July 1583, and 

gave up the office of provost of Dundee in 1586. He died in February 1588-9, 



tass 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 9 

Dundie under the signe and subscriptione of Mr. Alexander 
Wedderburn notar publict of the dait the xxvj of Apryle 1587 

Ane act maid in presens of James CarmichaeP bailie sub- 
scribit be him and the clerk insert in the court buikis of Dunde 
quhair Thomas Fleming is actit cautioner for the said James to 
pay the said annuelrent quhill the lawful! redemption therof 
of the dait ye forsaid 

Itme Ane dispositione of the haill prothoffole bukis of umquhil Prothogoie and 

wrvttis 

Alexander Wedderburn ^ maid be him to his sone David and of 
uther wryttis under the subscriptione of him Robert Kyd^ 
Alexander Wedderburn Petir Wedderburn * Johne Lovell 
younger and Robert Wedderburn of the dait the 8 of May 
1583 

Item ane dispositione of ane sylver tas ouergilt of x unce of Of the silver 
the said Alexanderis to the said David under his subscriptione 
and Petir Wedderburn * and Petir Clayhills ^ of the dait the 
day of May 1585 

Ane obligatione upoun the delyverie thairof maid to the said 

and was buried within the Church of St. Mary of Dundee, at the expense of the 
burgh. The monument erected to his memory was completely destroyed in 1841, 
when the church was burned. See Millar's Roll of Eminent Burgesses of 
Dundee, p. 24. 

^ James Carmichael was the son of Alexander Carmichael and grandson of 
William Carmichael of Carpow, who was provost in 1524-25-26. James was 
admitted burgess on 17th August 1574, and was councillor in 1587-88-90-92-93- 
95-97 and '99, and bailie in 1589-91 and '94. To this family belonged the 
Carmichaels, Earls of Hyndford, and also the Carmichaels of Balmedie. 

^ Alexander Wedderburn, father of David Wedderburn. These protocol books 
are now in the Dundee Charter-Room. It seems that David, who was admitted 
a notary in 1603, found his father's books a useful stock in trade, and gave ex- 
tracts from them, but eventually gave up the * sex gry t bulks ' to the Provost for 
payment of 1000 merks, though it is doubtful if he ever was paid. 

2 Robert Kyd, son of William Kyd, merchant, was admitted burgess in 1573. 
He entered the Town Council in 1587, and continued as councillor till 1593. 

■* Peter Wedderburn, probably David Wedderburn's uncle. 

^ Peter Clayhills, son of Robert Clayhills (burgess, 1524), was entered on 
the roll of burgesses in 1551. He was chosen Dean of Guild in 1587, and 
w^as councillor 1588 to 1591, 1593 to 1597, and 1599 to 1603. He held the 
office of bailie in 1592 and 1598, and died circa 1610. His son, Peter Clayhillis, 
iunior, whose name appears in the Burgess Roll on 22nd September 1588, was a 
town councillor at the same time as his father, his name occurring in the Council 
Minutes from 1588 till 1595. Peter Clayhills, junior, was married to Margaret 
Wedderburn, David's sister. The estate of Baldovie, Forfarshire, was acquired 
by the Clayhills family, and their representative is Captain George D. Clayhills- 
Henderson, R.N., of Invergowrie. StQpost, p. 67. 



10 



COMPT BUIK OF 



foL 5^ 

40s 

Redem \sic\ 

I half the extract 

in my custodie 



Towardis my 
titel to Katha- 
renis infeftmen- 
tis Thisredemit 
and renuncit be 
Kathariri 



Off the 2 
acris in the 
West field 



Alexander to the said David of the dait forsaid and under 
thair subscriptione 

Redemit 
Item ane seasing of xi^ zeirly to be upliftit of James Halyburtonis 
land lyand on the north syd of Ergylis geit of Dundie maid be 
the said James Elizabeth Cochran George Lousoun and William 
Halyburton to the said umquhill Alexander and David his sone 
under the subscriptione of William Thomsone notar publict of 
the dait the 8 of November 1582 

Ane act maid in the schiref court buikis of Forfare upoun 
the payment thairof James Bonar clerk of the dait the x of 
November 1576 

Item ane seasing quhair the said umquhill Alexander hes in- 
feft Katharen^ his dochter faileing hir to be devydit equaly 
among David James and Petir his sonis of that tenement of 
land pertenand to Robert Myln lyand on the north syd of 
Ergylis geit of Dundie and quhair scho and they faileand hir 
ar maid assignays to the hail byronis under the subscriptione of 
Johne Ferrear notar publict of the dait the xv of Apryle 1584. 

Item Ane Assedatione maid be the constable of Dundie to 
Alexander Scrymgeour ^ for his lyftime of 2 acris land lyand in 
the westfield of Dundie for xi^ of zeirly dewetie paying under 
his subscriptione and the subscriptionis of Patrik Lyoun^ 
Robert Wedderburn and David Wedderburne the rest of the 
witnessis contenit thairin ar Andro Gray of Ballegernocht Mr. 
Andro Clerk and Robert Scrymgeour of the dait the xiij of 
Marche 1583 The seasing on the bak of it under the signe and 
subscriptione of Johne Ferrear notar publict of the dait the 
18 of Marche 1583 

Ane assignatione heirof maid be the said Alexander with 
advyse of the constable to David Wedderburn under thair sub- 
scriptionis of the dait the 20 of Februar 1587. witnessis thairin 



^ Katharine Wedderburn. See ante, p. 2. 

^ Alexander Scrymgeour, son of David Scrymgeour, baker, was admitted bur- 
gess in 1552. He was nearly related to the Scrymgeours of Dudhope. He held 
the office of bailie of Dundee frequently between 1568 and 1590, and was dean 
of guild in 1576, 1579-80, and 1583-85. 

^ Patrick Lyoun, admitted burgess, 24th October 1575. He entered the 
council in I587> and continued to serve until 1607, having been eight times 
bailie and once shoremaster. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 11 

Mr. Alexander Wedderburn Olyver Lyndsay Robert Gray and 
Thomas Gray servandis to the constable 

And the sam Registrat in the commonc court buikis of foi. 5^. 
Dundie with consent of the said Alexander ad futuram rej 
memoriam of the dait the xxvj of Februar 1587 Alexander 
Ramsay ^ James Auchinlek ^ and Johne Findlaysone ^ baileis 

Item ane assedatione maid to the said David of befor be the 
said Alexander of the saidis % acris for 3 zeiris of the dait the 8 
May 1586 witnessis James Scrymgeour his sone Olyver Lyndsay. 

My brother Petir Wedderburnis infeftment of the heiche foir Off my brother 
buith in Johne Craellis land lyand at the end of the Freir 
Wynd be eist the sam heretable Thomas lyrland vicar of 
Dundie notar thairto Alexander Scrymgeour bailie of the dait 
the 7 Marche 1575 

Item ane Legacie of Elizabeth Guthre * relict of umquhill My Gudames 
George Wischert of Drymme of xl lib to my faytheris bamis ^^^"^^"^ 
efter hir deceis under the signe and subscriptione of Johne My sister Kath- 
Ramsay in Breichen notar publict of the dait the last ^i^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ 
December 1581 witnessis Alexander Bischopp of Breichen^ 
George Barclay of Syde. 



^ Alexander Ramsay. See ante^ p. 2. 

' James Auchinlek, shipowner, admitted burgess 7th February 1 570; coun- 
cillor 1588-89, 1591-94, and 159s ; bailie 1590 and 1592; provost 1592-93. 
He obtained the estate of Woodhill in 1 590 from his brother Alexander Auchin- 
lek. His eldest son, William, was provost of Dundee from 1614 till 1625. 

^ Johne Finlaysone, son of James Finlaysone (admitted burgess 22nd Oct. 
1540), was councillor frequently between 1588 and 1614, was bailie nine times, 
and dean of guild five times. His youngest brother, Thomas Finlaysone, was 
appointed King's Printer at Edinburgh in August 161 2. 

^ Elizabeth Guthrie was David Wedderburn's maternal grandmother, his 
paternal grandmother being Janet Kyd. This is made clear by the fact that on 
31st May 1560 {Dundee Burgh Records, vol. v.) there were appointed to Janet 
Myln's sister Elizabeth as curators her brother-in-law Alexander Wedderburn, 
and her father-in-law {i.e. her stepfather) George Wischart. Elizabeth Guthrie 
was a Guthrie of Kinblethmont, as there is an entry in the Dundee protocols 
referring to David Guthrie of Kinblethmont, and his second cousin Alexander 
Wedderburn, afterwards of Kingennie (Prot. Bk. 251, p. 137). George Wischart 
was witness to a charter dated 14th June 1565, and his name appears in an 
assignation of 12th June 1581, so that he must have died a short time before the 
date of the legacy mentioned. Elizabeth Guthrie's will was recorded at Edinburgh, 
23d May 1584. 

^ Alexander, Bischopp of Breichen, was the son of Sir John Campbell of Ard- 
kinglass, and was promoted to the see in 1566, when quite a boy. He received 



12 COMPT BUIK OF 

Of Robert my Item ane seasing quhair Robert Wedderburn elder ^ my 
tyteiiis gudschir and Robert his sone resignit thair land bak and 

foir lyand on the north syd of Ergylis geit besyd St Mathovis 
Clois In favouris of Alexander Wedderburn my fayther in 
lyfrent and Robert his sone heretablie Saiffand the lyfrent of 
the foir hous to the said Robert sone to the said Robert of the 
dait the penult of Martij 1573 Thomas lyrland no tar thairto 

Ane just copy heirof under the said Thomas subscriptione 
foi. 6\ Ane copy of seasing of excambioun maid be the said Robert 
with consent of the said Alexander his father of the Inner land 
with the zard of the said tenement for xvj merkis few meill 
and ane tenement or lugeing with in the zaet of the wester 
clois of the said Alexanders lyand on the north syd of Ergylis 
geit of the dait the penult of December 1577 Thomas lyrland ^ 
notar thairto 

Ane Mynnet of my brotheris with Alexanderis to have bene 
gifin the vicour of the said excambion of the dait the xx of 
October ISTT 

Ane uther copy heirof 

EufFame Bellis seasingis ar in my fatheris protocle the ane of 
the dait the 17 of Junij 1578 Redemit annuelrentis the uther 
the XX day of July 1579 
Off vi or vij Item ane seasing of yj merkis annuelrent zeirly to be upliftit 

furth of Robert Allansonis ^ land in the Welgait disponit be 
Eufame Bell to David Wedderburn of the dait the x of August 
1584 Johne Ferrear notar thairto 

Ane seasing of Robert Mylnis hous now Robert Wedderburnis* 
lyand on the south syd of Ergylis geit of sevin merkis in 

the temporality of the bishopric from James vi. in April 1588 ; demitted his 
charge in April 1607, and died at his estate of Carco, Kinclaven parish, in 
February 1608. 

^ Three Robert Wedderburns are named in the paragraph : (a) David's grand- 
father, who married Janet Kyd, and died 1575-77 ; (<^) his son, David's uncle, 
Robert, the notary (see anfe, p. 2, n. 4) ; and (c) David's younger brother, 
Robert, who was a merchant in Dundee, and died in 1593. See genealogical 
chart, and posf, p. 18, n. 2. 

2 Two protocol books of lyrland's are still preserved in the Dundee Charter- 
room. 

^ Robert AWanson, faber-ferrarhes, admitted burgess 26th September 1570- 

^ Robert Wedderburn, the notary, who had married a daughter of Robert 
Myln. 



merkis Renuncit 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 13 

warrandice thairof of the dait the xxj of November 1584 John 
Ferrear notar thairto 

Item my fatheris seasing thairof Mr. Johne Crystesone notar 
thairto of the dait the day of May 1581 

Item ane seasing of v merkis annuelrent zeirly to be upliftit O^ ^ merkis of 
furth of Thomas Monorgoundis ^ land lyand on the north syd 
of Ergylis geit and specialy of James Jaksonis pairt disponit 
be Thomas Monorgound in favouris of James my brother of the 
dait the xxij of September 1575 Thomas lyrland notar thairto 

Ane seasing of vj merkis annuelrent annailet be the said ^^yj.""^'^^'^°^ 
Thomas to Petir my brother to be upliftit furth of James 
Nicollis pairt of the said tenement of the dait the xxj of 
Martij 1575 Thomas lyrland notar thairto 

Ane seasing of David Wedderburnis of four bollis victuall to Of my four 
be upliftit furth of the croft at the bak of the said land of the renuncit x 
dait forsaid and notar forsaid 

The severall chartouris maid to the saidis personis of the 
saidis annuelrentis to the saidis personis of the dait forsaid and 
subscryvit be the said Thomas 

Item ane chartour of my brother Williamis under the seill foi. 6^ 
and subscriptione of my father of ane annuelrent of vij bollis Of Williamis 
victuall to be upliftit furth of the landis of Balrudry ^ of the vij bollis renun- 
dait the xiij of Apryle 1584 ^^' 



^ Thomas Monorgound. See ante^ p. 2, n. 2. 

2 Balruddery belonged in early times to the Maules of Panmure, and was held 
by Radulphus de Dundee, knight, from 1292 till his death in 1312. In 1368 
this property was in the possession of the Scrymgeours, Constables of Dundee. 
By a charter, dated 17th August 1543, Cardinal Beatoun granted these lands to 
Archibald, fourth Earl of Argyll, ' for the protection of the Roman Catholic 
Church by the Earl, in opposition to the Lutheran heresies, and for the like ser- 
vices to be rendered to the Church in time to come.' Though the Earl became 
one of the Lords of the Congregation he retained the lands under the superiority 
of the Scrymgeours, and there were Campbells of Balruddery up till the seven- 
teenth century. Balruddery passed by marriage to Lord Gray, and was sold by 
him in 1764 to the Earl of Strathmore. The trustees of the Earl sold the estate 
in 1782 to Alexander Baillie of Dochfour, and by the successor of the latter it 
was sold in 1806 to James Webster, Dundee. Robert Webster, his son, disposed 
of the estate in 1849 to David Edward, flax spinner, Dundee, whose brother 
James purchased the estate at David's death. From the trustees of James 
Edward the estate was acquired in 1879 by the late James F. White, merchant, 
Dundee, whose son, J. Martin White, late M.P. for Forfarshire, is now (1897) 
proprietor. 



14 COMPT BUIK OF 

Ane seasing thairof in Johne Ferrear notaris buikis of the 
sam dait or thairby 
Of Katharen Item ane copy of contract betwix Robert Low Patrik Wedder- 

titeiHs of 46 burn ^ Alexander Traill and Katharen anent hir infeftment of 
merkis annuel ^g merkis annuel to be upliftit furth of the landis of Breichen 
of the dait the 14 of Junij 1586 and registrat in the commone 
court buikis of Dundie about the sam dait 
My brother Mr Alexander has all hir titellis 
My father and Item my fatheris testment ^ confirmit to the commissaris of 
meSfsToJffrmit Edinburgh At Edinburgh the xiij of May 1587 The dait 
of the decreit quhair executouris dativis wer decernit the xxj 
of Apryle 1586 

My motheris testment confirmit the saidis commissaris off 
the sam daittis Johne Johnstoun subscryveris 
S. James Item ane Chartour of Alienatione in feu ferme of ane acre of 

land lyand in the west feild of Dundie haldin of St. James 
Chaplenry quhairof the Constable of Dundie is patrone maid 
be the chaplen advyse of the patrone and confirmatione of the 
bischop of Breichen to Andrew Baxter alias Rannald burges of 
Dundie for payment of xxj^ zeirly to the chaplen under all 
thair seillis and subscriptione of the dait the 2 of August 1551. 
s. James Ane seasing of the said Androwis thairon under the subscrip- 

tione of Harbert Gledstanes ^ notar of the dait the 
Ane divisione of the said Chaplenry in the constablis handis and 
ane provisione of the sam to Adam Malice of the dait the xvj 
May 1588 under the constablis seall and subscriptione and his 
institutione on the bak thairof under the subscriptione of 
Robert Wedderburn notar the xix May 1588 
foi 7*. Ane precept of Clare constat maid be Adam Malice chaplen 
s. James to David Rannald sone and air of the said umquhill Andrew 

direct to ane baillie for gifing him seasing thairof under his 
seall and subscriptione of the dait the xvj May 1588 



^ Patrick Wedderburn, merchant in Dundee, was the son of Alexander 
Wedderburn, elder, and Isobel Anderson. His father was also a merchant there 
(1510-89). Alexander and his wife are frequently named in the Dundee muni- 
cipal records. He was a brother of David's grandfather Robert Wedderburn. 
Another of Alexander's sons was Richard Wedderburn, burgess of Elsinore in 
Denmark. See/^J/, p. 19. 

^ The testaments of David's father and mother are entered in the Edinburgh 
Commissariot Record, vol. xvii. ^ Harbert Gledstanes. See ante, p. 5. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 15 

Ane seasing gifin to the said David on the said precept 
Robert Wedderburn notar thairto under his signe and sub- 
scriptione of the dait the xxj May 1588 

Ane contract maid betwix the said David and David Wedder- P^ my Ane Acre 

.,. .. IT . n 1 • ^ ^^"" lyand m 

burn m dispositione and ahenatione of the said acre to the the West feiid 

said David Wedderburn contenand speciale warrandice of ane ° 
tenement of land of his lyand on the south syd of the West 

to be infeft in 
port of Dundie under his subscriptione Mr. Alexander Wedder- 
burn and Robert Wedderburnis notaris and Mr. George Haly- 
burtoun witnessis of the dait the xvj of May 1588 

Ane chartour of feu ferme of new agane and alienatione of the Disponit to 
said acre maid be the said David Baxter to the said David He hes the auid 
Wedderburn under the constablis hand wryt and seall the S^^^^;jthli?his 
chaplen and the said Davidis subscriptionis and seallis con- discharge 
tenand a precept thairon to gif him seasing thairof of the dait 
the xvj May 1588 subscryvit alsua be the forsaidis witnessis 

Ane seasing gifin to the said David Wedderburn thairof in the 
said precept of the dait the xxj May 1588 Robert Wedder- 
burn notar thairto 

Ane seasing alsua gifin to the said David Baxteris tenement 
lyand besyd the west port to the said David Wedderburn in 
warrandice of the said acre Mr. Alexander Wedderburn notar 
thairto of the dait the of 1588 

Upoun the 24 of Februar 1569 hora 12 Henry Seaton bailie /o^- 7^- 
to the constable of Dundie be vertew of his letter of tak and P^ ^^ \ ^'^"^ 

in lyirent. 

precept contenit thairin gef stait and seasing to David Wedder- 
burn of 2 acris land lyand in the West feild of Dundie for all 
the dayis of his lyftyme Robert Wedderburn notar thairto 
Witnessis Robert Wedderburn zounger^ Robert Jaksone George 
Lyndsay 

David Rollok Insert in my Brother Mr. Alexanderis prothogole q^ j^ ^j^ ^ , 
Ane contract betwix William Graham of Balluny ^ and his lokis tementis 

Redemit be — 



1 Robert Wedderburn, grandfather of David Wedderburn. 

2 William Graham of Balluny obtained these lands from Scrymgeour of Dud- 
hope on 5th January 1578, the estate having been resigned by his father, David 
Graham of Fintry. Robert ii. had granted Balluny (Balunie) to Thomas de 
Fotheringhay circa 1380, and it remained in that family until acquired by the 
Grahams in 1437. Balluny was amongst the possessions forfeited 'by John 



16 COMPT BUIK OF 

Lumllthrn an°ci ^P^"^ ^"^ ^^ ^^^ ^J ^^po^s Tuichiiig the alienations of ane 
annueirentthair schade half quarter part landis of Lumlathin to us and of the 
^ ^^^ ' annuelrent of xv bollis victuall to be upliftit furth of the auchten 

part landis thairof now occupyit be Thomas Smyth and William 
Durham under reversion alway of ane thousand poundis To 
be redemit frae me the said David and my spous and subscrywit 
be thame and the said tennentis as cautioneris and be James 
Bonar and Johne Paton notaris for the said Thomas becaus he 
culd not wryt witnessis subscryviaris James Durham of Pet- 
kerro ^ William Graham of Claverhous ^ Mr. Alexander Wed- 
derburn Johne Durhame Johne Graham Thomas Scot of the 
dait at Dundie and Baldovy ^ respective the v and xxj dayis of 
Junij 1595 

Item Tua Chartouris subscryvit be thame to us and be the 
saidis witnessis The ane to be holden of the Kyng the uther of 
the said William upoun the saidis landis and annuelrent of the 
dait forsaid and sellit 

Item ane seasing gifen conforme thairto be William Duncan his 
bailie upon the sam under the signe and subscriptione of Johne 
Paton notar of the dait the first of July 1595 Witnessis thairin 
William Graham of Baldovy^ Mr. Alexander Wedderburn 
Thomas Smyth William Durham Johne Graham James Corbit 
foi. 8^ Jeremy Lyn Johne Taylour. 

Ane Contract betwix the constable of Dundie and me and my 
spous Tuiching the alienatione of Logy havche and fur bray* 



Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee, and was given by William iii. to the 
Marquis of Douglas, and came by succession to the Earl of Home, the present 
proprietor. 

^ James Durham of Petkerro was the son of John Durham, burgess of Dundee, 
1537. John Durham had a charter of the lands of Pitkerro in 1534, and was 
succeeded by his eldest son, James, previous to 1589. The estate remained in 
the hands of the Durhams till near the end of the seventeenth'century. See pos^, 
p. 112. 

2 "William Graham of Claverhouse (afterwards Sir William) was the son of 
John Graham of Claverhouse by Anne, daughter of Robert Lundin of Balgonie, 
Fife. He succeeded to the estate czrca 1580, and survived till 1642. He was 
made a burgess on 25th July 1603 ' for his many services to the commonweal.' 

' Baldovy {sic in orig.), probably a clerical error for Balluny. At the date 
mentioned Baldovy belonged to the Clayhills family, and it never was in the 
possession of the Grahams. On the other hand, the name of William Graham of 
Balluny appears frequently in charters of the period. 

* This page is crossed out in original. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 17 

abone the sam and ane acre in the crukit hauche at the end of My evidentis of 
all togidder with the medowis and pertinentis thairof To us and fur bra and 
under reversioun of fyve hundreth merkis under his subscrip- cmj^t'^haSci^e 
tione and ouris Witnessis Gilbert Scrymgeour Johne Scryrageour lyand be north 
of Kyrktoun James Myln and Johne Wobster notaris of the Dudop. 
dait At Dudop the nyntene day of May 1591 zeiris 

Item Ane speciall discharge subscry vit be the said constable to 
us on the recept of the said fyfe hundreth merkis Witnessis 
for saidis subscry varis and of the dait forsaid 

Item Ane Chartour of Alienatione with ane precept contenit Redemit 
thairin to tak seasing under his seill and subscriptione of the 
saidis landis and medow subscryvit be him and the saidis wit- 
nessis of the dait forsaid 

Item Ane seasing gifin be Mr. Alexander Wedderburn notar ^ 

to us of the saidis landis and acris forsaidis under his signe 
and subscriptione of the dait the xxj May 1591 Witnessis 
thairin James Forrester elder ^ bailie of Dundie Robert Wed- 
derburn younger ^ and James Fyf younger burgess of Dundie 

Ane seasing made be James Craell ^ and Katharen Forsyth his ^avid Craeiuf 
spous to David Craell thair sone heretable of the Wester landis land redemit. 
of thairis lyand on the eist syd of the Freir Wynd of Dundie 
under the signe and subscriptione of Alexander Wedderburn 
commone clerk of Dundie and of James Forrester bailie witnes 
subscryvit be him of the dait the xiij of January 1562 and 
Harbert Gledstanes bailie thairto witnessis thairin Mr. Walter 
Smeton * James Forrester Robert Wedderburn younger ^ 

^ James Forrester, elder, was the son of James Forrester, who was bailie con- 
tinuously from 1557 till 1566. He was admitted burgess, i6th July 1572, and was 
bailie in 1587 and 1590, councillor in 1588 and 1589, and provost in 1591-93. 

' Robert Wedderburn, younger, brother of David Wedderburn, who died 1593. 

^ James Craell, chirurgeon, was admitted burgess, 19th March 1578. The 
property here referred to stood at the east corner of the Overgait and the Freir's 
Wynd, now Barrack Street. 

^ Magister William Smeton was the elder son of Andrew Smeton in the 
Haltoun of Fingask, Perthshire. He studied at St. Andrews University, and took 
his M.A. degree there in 1551, becoming a notary public and obtaining the free- 
dom of Dundee on 20th June 1559. His wife, Mariote Rollok, was the member 
of a family long eminent in Dundee. His brother-germ an, Magister Thomas 
Smeton, was enrolled in the Jesuits' College at Paris, but was converted to the 
Protestant faith and was Principal of Glasgow University from 1 580 till his death 
in 1583. 

° See an^e, p. 15, '^. I. 



18 COMPT BUIK OF 

and Transumpnit in the commone court buikis of Dundie furth 

of his prothogole be the baileis of Dundie and Mr. Alexander 

Wedderburn thair clerk and James Strathachin notar of the 

dait the xix of February 1592 

foi. sb. Item ane seasing gifin be David Craell to Thomas Guthre of 

demis^of David ^^^ annuelrent of xl lib to be upliftit zeirly furth of the saidis 

Creiiis annuel landis under reversioun of sex hundreth merkis Mr. Alexander 

VIZ xl lib zeirly iii i- i ,,.. ii« 

and my brother Wedderburn notar thairto and under his signe and subscrip- 
tione and of James Auchinlek bailie thairto and Alexander 
Ramsay bailie as witnes Witnessis the said Alexander And. 
Nicoll David Wedderburn Andro Lovell and Johne Nes officer 
of the dait the xiij of September 1588 

Item ane seasing gifen be the said Thomas Guthre to Mr. 
Alexander and David Wedderburnis equaly of the said annuel- 
rent under the signes and subscriptiones of Robert Wedder- 
burn and Andro Gray in Bulzetoun notaris thairto and sub- 
scry vit be Alexander Scrymgeour and seilit as bailie thairto 
witnessis thairin Thomas Davidsone skipper Johne Lovell 
younger David Crael forsaid and Adam Malice Of the sexten of 
September 1588 

Robert my bro- Ane seasiuff ffifin be Robert Wedderburn elder ^ my ffudschir 

thens evident . . . 

ais befor wryttin to Robert my brother of ylie houss bak and foir pertening to 
the said Robert and Mr. Alexander my brether Johne Duncan 
bailie thairto under the signe and subscriptione of Thomas 
lyrland notar thairto witnessis thairin John Coustoun Robert 
Kyd David Guthre of the dait the penult of Marche 1573 

George Stir- Item ane discharge giffin be George Stirling to me under his 

subscriptione and Johne Auchinlek and Mr. Alexander Wed- 
derburn as witnessis on the recept of the evidentis of my volt 
and ane Acre of land befor wryttin of the dait the xxj July 1593 

Robert my bro- Robert ^ my brotheris legacie to me to be his only executour 

therisWilltome 

^ See ante, p. ii. 

^ Robert Wedderburn, born 1567, died 30th November 1593. Although only 
tvi^enty-six years of age at his death, he had been thrice married : first, to Grissell 
Duncan, who died s.p.^ 20th February 1590; second, to Elizabeth Lovell, v^ho 
died 26th August 1592, leaving two children, Alexander and Helen ; third, to 
Elspet Hering, who had no issue by him. {St. Andrews Test,, vol. iii. 26th 
June 1598, when his will and those of his first two wives were confirmed.) The 
will referred to in text must have been made previous to his first marriage, and 
was cancelled by a later testament. See post^ pp. 38, 99, 203. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 19 

all of his hand wryt and subscryvit be him. Witnessis thairin 
David Ramsay Thomas Heres of the dait at Dundie the x of 
July 1587 

Ane obligatione maid be George Querreour to Rechardus . * ? * 
Wedderburn ^ in Elisinor and ane compt be him and the said 4'''' doiouris and 
Richardus of 4i^^ auld doiouris subscryvit be him and I maid ° ^ ^ ^"™*^ 
assignay thairto be the said Rechardus My assignatione sub- 
scryvit befor Robert Fyf^ in Campher Robert Wedderburn' 
Bartil Brownhill Alexander Trumpit at Elisinor the 7 July 
1589 yeiris 

Item ane obligatione maid and subscryvit be the said George 
to the said Robertis Fyf for xxviij lib Flemis money and I 
maid on the tell thairof assignay thairto be the said Robert 
witnessis subscryvit Alexander Symmer Rechardus Wedderburn 
Johne Wedderburn Mr. David Myrtoun the 24 July 89 

Ane mortificatione or fundatione of that land bak and foir ^y evidentis of 

1 • p IT the patronage 

foranent the croce lyand on the north part thairof callit St. and heretabie 
Thomas land now pertening to Thomas Myln William Man Thomas chap- 
David Robesone and Robert Smyth be umquhill William ^^^^y lyand for- 

1 • A c T 11 p 1 • anent the croce 

Strathouchm * foundit to the constable of Dundie patron and of Dundie 



^ Richard Wedderburn was a cousin of David Wedderburn. He was eldest 
son to Alexander Wedderburn, elder, and Isobel Anderson, and thus was brother 
of the Patrick Wedderburn already mentioned (see an^e, p. 13). He is often 
named in the Dundee Records from 1560 onwards, and seems to have settled 
early at Elsinore, from which place he is recorded to have supplied timber for the 
roof of the kirk of Dundee in 1590 {Council Minutes of Dundee, vol. ii. pp. 52-66). 
He must have been a person of some importance in Elsinore, as when Sir Patrick 
Waus went there as Scottish ambassador on 8th June 1587, he slept *that nycht at 
Richardus Weddyrburn's houss,' and contracted, it seems, some friendship with 
him. See Correspondence of Sir Patrick Waus of Barnbarroch, pt. ii. pp. 396, 
404, 448. 

^ Robert Fyf was Conservator at Campvere, appointed by the Convention of 
Royal Burghs. In 1589, Magister Robert Dennistoun took violent possession 
of this office, and was called in question by the Convention and ordered to desist 
from his usurpation. On 30th September 1590 Dennistoun produced a letter 
from James vi. under the Privy Seal appointing him to the office of Conservator, 
and on 1 5th June 1 593 he undertook to pay the balance of a sum of money owing 
to Walter Cowane, burgess of Stirling, by ' the relict and executrice of umquhile 
Robert Fyfe, factoure in Campheir. ' — Records of Convention of Royal Burghs^ 
vol. i. pp. 322, 343, 412. 

* Robert Wedderburn, brother of David Wedderburn. 

^ William Strathouchin, founder of St. Thomas's Chaplainry, was Provost of 
Dundee in 1460. 



20 COMPT BUIK OF 

Coftbemefra hig dochteris Elezabeth and Margaret Strathouchin under his 

the Constable -n i • ^ it mi i p t^ i- • 

and the laird of seill the said constabhs seill and toun oi Dundieis gryt seill 
yngany thairon of the dait to be halden perpetualy of the chaplen of 

the dait the last of October Millesimo quadringesimo quinqua- 
gesimo quinto (This be way of Indentour) 

Ane instrument of seasing thairon under the signe and sub- 
scriptione of William of Keir notar of the dait 9 of Apryle 
1467 

Ane confirmatione of the bischop of Breichenis under his 
gryt seill upoun a chartour maid be Margaret Strathouchin of 
hir half with the constable of Dundie of the said chaplenry to 
Malcom of Guthre of Kyngany ^ her husband of the said chap- 
lenry of the dait the 14 December 1481 
/o/. gb ^^^ Chartour of alienatione maid be Margaret Strathouchin 

of hir rycht alternatis vicibus with the constable of Dundie of 
the said chaplenry to Macome of Guthre of Kyngany of the 
dait the 2 of December 1480 

Ane instrument of seasing gifin be the said Margaret to the 
said Malcome heiron under the signis and subscriptionis of 
William Barry and Robert Seres^ notaris of the xv of July 1480 

Ane instrument upoun the confirmatione of the haill of the 
Kyngs of the said Chaplenry^ contenand thairin the haill con- 
firmatione maid be James ii Kyng of Scotland xv January 
1455 The dait of the instrument 6 May 1472 Wilelmus 
de Keyr notar 

Ane Dispositione and Alienatione maid be the said Con- 



^ Guthre of Kyngany, from whose descendant, William Guthre, Alexander 
Wedderburn purchased the barony of Kingennie in i6oo, since which time it has 
remained in the Wedderburn family. 

2 Robert Seres belonged to a family that took the territorial title from the lands 
of Ceres, in Fifeshire. One of the first of the family connected with Dundee was 
Robert de Seres, who was burgess of Dundee in 1408. At that time he obtained 
lands in the Meadow of Dundee, afterwards known as Seres Haugh, and still 
later as Monorgunds Croft (see an^e, p. 2). Robert Seres mentioned above was 
town clerk of Dundee for over half a century. Previous to 1492 this Robert 
and his brother, Thomas, founded an altar in the parish church of Dundee dedi- 
cated to St. Magnus the Martyr. Thomas Seres was for a long time one of the 
principal bailies. In T/ie Book and Register of Armes prepared by Sir David 
Lyndesay of the Mount in 1542, the arms of * Seres, Lord of Dunde of auld,' 
are blazoned. 

^ The words ' in the constablis coffir in Dundee of the dai ' are here erased. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 21 

stable of Dundie to David Wedderburn heretable of his rycht My evidentis of 
of the patronage of the said Chaplenry under his seill and sub- ^ °^^ ^" 
scriptione and subscryvit be Johne Scrymgeour of Kyrktoun 
and James Crychton witnessis of the dait the 13 of October 
1595 Witnessis thairin the saidis personis Johne Scrymgeour 
the young lard Thomas Gray Andro Urquhart 

Ane precept maid and subscryvit be the said constable to the 
said David signefeing the Dispositione of the heretable titell 
thairof to the said David and a precept to Thomas Myln to 
answer the said David of the dewteis thairof specialy of j merk 
yeirly assignit be Henry Guthre chaplen thairof to the said 
constable yeirly during the chaplenis lyftime of the dait forsaid 
and befor the witnessis rehersit 

Ane Act maid be Petir Holland^ in the commone court 
buikis in presens of William Duncan bailie at the command of 
the said Chaplen to pay yeirly during his lyftyme to the con- 
stable 7 merkis of the dait the xj November 1592 

Ane instrument of seasing giffin be vertew of a precept >^- ^o* 
contenit in the said Dispositione maid be the constable 
to the said David of the rycht of the patronage of the said 
chaplenry under the signes and subscriptionis of Mr. Alex- 
ander Wedderburn clerk and Robert Wedderburn his father 
brother notaris of the dait the said xiij of October 1595 wit- 
nessis William Duncan bailie thairto William Stewart of Set- 
toun Thomas Myln James Myln Mr. Johne Lovel ^ burges of 
Dundie 

Ane Dispositione maid be William Guthre of Kyngany of My evidentis of 
his uther half of the rycht of the patronage of the said Chaplenry 
alternatis vicibus to me the said David heretable under his seill 
and subscriptione of the dait the v of May 1592 yeiris witnessis 
Henry Fethe of Kylik Archibald Campbell of Persy Henry 
Guthre chaplen Witnessis subscryvaris thairof Item Johne 
Robesone younger of Baschando Andro Kynnard James Hali- 
burtoun Thomas Brimtfeild and Mr. Alexander Wedderburn 



1 Petir Rolland, merchant, son of Robert Rolland, was admitted burgess, 9th 
March 1583. 

2 Magister Johne Lovel was town councillor from 1592 till 1600 ; bailie, 
1601-3-5 ; and entered the council again 1606. He belonged to a branch of the 
Lovells of Ballumbie. 



22 COMPT BUIK OF 

Ane instrument of seasing gifin be vertew of a precept thairin 
be George Mudy ^ bailie thairto to me the said David of the 
heretable possessioun of the same upoun the ground of the 
tenement Mr. Alexander Wedderburn and Gilbert Quhittet 
scheref clerk notaris thairto of the dait the xxj Junij 1592 
under thair signes and subscriptionis witnessis thairin William 
Man Petir Clayhillis younger James Halyburtoun Younger 
Andro Kyd teylzeour 

Ane assignatione maid be Petir Holland to me contenand 
warrandice for the yeirly dewetie of 7 lib 2s 8d to be upliftit 
fra Thomas My In for the few dewete of the Innerland during 
Henry Guthreis lyftyme under his subscriptione and Mr Alex- 
ander Wedderburn and Johne Auchinlek and Johne Pattoun 
witnessis and Gilbert Galetly subscryvaris of the dait the x of 
August 1595 

fFollowis the rentale of the said Chaplenry 

Item furth of David Robesonis heiche buith in the foir land 
yeirly ...... xvij ss 

Item furth of the upmest houssis laitly feuit be Henry Guthre 
and the patronis yeirly . . . .7 merks 

Item Thomas Rollandis buith in the foir land occupyit be 

Patrik Gray yeirly . . . . . xl ss 

foi. lob. Item the inner land pertenant to Thomas My In sumtyme 

pertenand to Robert and Petir Rollandis with the rest of the 

foirland yeirly xij lib 

Item the Chaplenis stable within the clois occupyit be 
William Man onfewit as yit yeirly worth x merkis 

Item William Mannis foir buith and bak buith yeirly xl s 

Item David Robesonis lache buith yeirlie xlij s 

Land!" ^^°'"''' Item Robert Smythis lache buith yeirly to Set 2 merkis 

All thir lyand in the foir land [1 Moir call for David 
Robesoneis lache buith yeirly xlij merkis] ^ 

Ane apoyntment betuix David Dog and me for 18 s subscry- 
vit be him of the dait the 14 Apryle 1596 witnessis Johne 
Scrymgeour James Haliburtoun and Walter Haliburtoun 

Ane seasing of David AVedderburnis of 18 s yeirlye upliftit 

^ George Mudy, merchant, enrolled as a burgess, 26th September 1576; 
town councillor, 1591-1595 ; bailie, 1592. 
- This entry deleted, being duplicated. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 23 

furth of David Robesonis land in the Cowgeit disponit ^'^ ^nt onirdrl 
David Dog to me and thairin quhair he is cognossit air to his to be upiiftit 
father Mr Alexander my brother notar thairto under his signe Robesonis^iand 
and subscriptione and the seill and subscriptione and the seill '" ^^^ Cowgeit 
and subscriptione of Patrik Lyoun bailie of the dait the 18 
May 1596 

My Decreit of Richard Clerk in the commone court buikis of 
Dundie for the auld wryttis thairof of the dait the 19 May 1596 

My Decreit on Thomas Myln gifin be the baileis of Dundie 
insert in the commone court buikis for payment perpetualy to 
me of xj lib xvj s as his feumeillis subscryvit be Mr Alexander 
Wedderburn commone clerk of Dundie of the dait the xiiij 
day of November 1595 

Ane extract of ane act maid be Henry Guthre chaplen to 
David Robeson deduceand the v ^ of xlij s of feumeill upiiftit 
furth of the saidis Davidis buith lyand on the eist syd of the 
trans of the foirzeit In presens of Alexander Ramsay and 
William Duncan baileis sittand in jugement subscryvit be Mr 
Alexander Wedderburn clerk the 26 Februar 1583 

Upoun the 7 Marche 1583 ane apoyntment betuix the 
Chaplen and Robert Smyth anent the lache buith Insert in 
the court bulk 

Quhair I am infeft in Johne Mylnis houssis meassonis within Titiiis of John 
William Kydis clos be the said Johne for my releif of the ^>''''^' ^°"'"^' 
cautionry of 600 merkis to the Laird of Carestoun as the sam 
of the dait the 9 day of July or thairby 1594 beiris Mr 
Alexander notar thairto James Scrymgeour^ bailie witnessis 
Robert Maxwell And now of new the sam securetie to stand 
quhill I be releifit of v^ merkis as cautioner for Johne to the 
constable In presens of Patrick Lyoun William Duncan James 
Scyrmgeour and the Clerk the v Marche 1595 

fFourtie leavis herefter followis the 
Inventar of the rest of my wryttis ^ 

Ane Indentour on parchement quhairof David Robesone hes/^^- ^i*- 
the ane half betuix me and him for payment yeirly to me of 

^ James Scrymgeour, councillor, 1588- 1599; bailie, 1593-94. 
2 Seeposf, p. 91. 



24 COMPT BUIK OF 

42 s as the fewmeill of his heiche buith subscry vit be us bayth 
and Wilham Man bailie thairanent 4 Jan 1596 

Ane new Charter maid be David Wedderbiirn to the con- 
stable of Dundie and lard of Kyngany and a seasing gifin 
thairon be Johne Pattoun deput clerk thairto be vertew of ane 
act maid in the commone court buikis of Dundie of the dait 
the 17 Junij 97 of a annuel rent of 18 s yeirly to be upliftit 
furth of David Robesonis tenement lyand on the south syd of 
the Cowgeit subscryvit be the said David Johne Johne Wil- 
liamsone connotar Mr of the sang schoole ^ and William Man 
bailie respective of the dait the 18 Junij 1597 
Off St Thomas Ane new Dispositione of the said annuel rent of 18 s maid be 
Landis ^|^g gg^jj constable and lard of Kyngany with the titell of St. 

Thomas patronage of that chaplenry maid to the said David 
under thair seillis and subscriptionis with a precept contenit 
thairin for gifing the said David seasing thairon of the dait 
the day and yeir forsaid and subscryvit be Scrymgeour Gilbert 
Scrymgeour Mr Alexander Wedderburn Henry Ramsay of 
Ardony Henry Betoun Johne Patoun William Spalding notaris 
ks witnessis 

Ane seasing following thairon under the signes and subscrip- 
tionis of the saidis Johne Pattoun and Johne Williamsone 
notaris and William Man^ bailie of the dait the 18 Junij 
1597 
To James my ^^^ confirmatione maid thairon and seillit and subscryvit 
brother sone ^^ ^he Bischop of Breichen of the said the day of 1597 
Memorandum upon the 28 July 1591 Gilbert Quhittet 
Robert Wedderburn conotaris Witnessis Waltir Key Andro 
Crystie Johne How Alexander Nicoll maltman The Clerk his 
wyf and with thair awin handis gef seasing to James ^ thair 

^ John Williamson was the first Protestant Master of the * Sang Schule. ' He 
was succeeded in 1609 by John Mow. — Maxwells Old Dundee, vol. i. p. 337. 

2 William Man, merchant, admitted burgess 12th Sept. 1587, councillor from 
1587 to 1603 ; bailie, 1588-90-94-98 and 1600; dean of guild, 1589-97-1601-2. 

2 Magister James Wedderburn, second son of Mr. Alexander Wedderburn, 
eldest brother to David. This James was born in 1589. Admitted notary at 
Edinburgh 1609, burgess of Dundee loth July 1610. Vol. 267 of the Dundee 
Protocol Books is in his handwriting. He had been appointed in 1604 to 
succeed his father as clerk of Dundee after the father's decease, and obtained 
the office when that event occurred in 1626. His own death took place in 
1627. He married in 1608 Margaret, daughter of James Goldman, merchant, 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 25 

sone of the west syd of the clos callit the gren landis haill 
yard and half for-landis Robert Wedderburn notar thairto 

Memorandum of a seasing of William Davidsonis hous in to James my 
the heid of the clois quhairin James my brotheris sone is infeft ^^^^^^^ ^°"^ 
under the signe and subscriptione of Johne Patoun notar with 
special warrandice thairin contenit of the dait the last of Sep- 
tember 1594 

Memorandum his evident of the west syd of my brotheris item of his 
clois is in Robert my fatheris brotheris protocale he notar 
thairto the 28 July 1591 

ffollowis the Invetar of the remanent wryttis titellis and 
secureteis petenand to me David Wedderburn burges of 
Dundie In maner subsequent fourtie leavis heirafter of this 
buik 

Memorandum ane registrat apoyntment maid be me in 
favouris of James Myln and William Guthre anent the ratifica- 
tione confirmatione and aprobatione of thair partis of St. 
Thomas land payand me xij lib 4^ out of the sam insert in the 
commone court buikis of Dundie upon the 14 May 1610 

Debtis awin me 
Robert my brother 3 lib ^'^' '^' ' 

Monquhany ^ xP Westhall xij lib 
Helen Beton 4 lib 

Henry hir brother 16^ Johne Beton xP xxj 
Helen Cokburn 2 merk 



Dundee, by his wife Margaret Jak, and left issue three sons : i. Sir Alexander, 
born 1 6 10, afterwards clerk of Dundee and proprietor of Blackness, progenitor of 
the family so designated, and now represented in unbroken male descent by Sir 
William Wedderburn, Bart. ; 2. William, who died s.p. ; 3. Sir Peter, Lord 
Gosford of Session, died nth Nov. 1679, now represented also in unbroken male 
line by Sir Arthur Halkett of Pitfirrane, Bart. In the Roll of Eminent Burgesses 
of Dundee^ p. 38, the name of James Wedderburn's wife is given as Mary on the 
authority of her tombstone, but this stone was only erected in 1788, and her name 
is wrongly given. The marriage contract, in which she is called Margaret, is 
now in the possession of Sir William Wedderburn, Bart. 

^ Monquhany came into the possession of Michael Balfour on the death of his 
father, Andrew, in 1592. Michael was enrolled as a burgess of Dundee on i6th 
Oct. 1583, and Andrew Balfour had a similar honour conferred upon him 29th 
Oct. 1565. 

2 The book is here reversed for three pages, and ff. ii^, 12"*, 12^ thus read in 
reverse order. Most of the names entered have been scored through, the debts 
having been paid. 



26 COMPT BUIK OF 

Issobell Myln in Forfar 32^ Andro in Forfar xx^ 

David Ked 3 lib of the auld compt 

Thomas Man v lib William Graham a boll of meill 1¥ 8^ 

James my brother v lib 

David Abircromby my gilt raper 

James Reyky and David Melvil for the rest of the sylver 

Mr James Rutherfurd my corsbow and swird staf and buik 
of fisches in Frensche with a boll quhyt and 30^ of borouit 
sylver 

Young Kelly a crown ten^ Gleswallis ^ brother xl fiftie^ 

Patrik Ramsay x lib x merk 

George Durward Younger ij merk xiij^ 4*^ 

Forbes in Westhal x^ James Guild officer half a merk 

Andro Urquhart 3 lib for the ill half merk 

Henry Baxter 4 lib x^ 

Margaret Barry v merkis 

Edward Chalmer 15 merk 

Mr Johne Lovel x^ 

Waltir Forrester 3 lib and a pair of schankis 

Alexander Forret 3 lib My lord Innermay 42^ David 
Heres v lib 

Balumbie ^ a crown Andro Lovel 25^ Crystel Trael x lib 
George Stirling 28 lib 

My gun in Petir Alanesonis 

My muskat with the constable 

My pistolat with Johne Ogilvy 

M 12*. 14 Januar 90 

Wm Drumond Giffin the gudeman of Dumlaven for xx bollis beir 

David Tendel 3 . , 

4^^v merk 

^ Scrymgeour of Glaswell. 

■^ Balumbie came into possession of John Lovell in 1579) after the death of his 
father, Henry Lovell. The family long held an important place in the annals of 
Dundee. Henry Lovell was admitted a burgess on 20th June 1559, and John 
Lovell's name was enrolled in 1568. A portion of the lands of Ballumbie had 
been alienated by Henry Lovell in 1571, and another portion by John Lovell in 
1583. After the death of James Lovell in 1607, the direct male line of the 
family became extinct. 

2 David Tendel, baker, son of David Tendal, baker, was admitted burgess 4th 
Feby. 1578. The Tendals or Tendalls were long connected with the civic history of 
Dundee. The first of the name, John Tendall, was admitted a burgess in 1525. 
His son, David, was enrolled in 1551, and took an active part in the affairs of 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 27 

Giffin Thomas Bowak in Tilleheat for 4 do Lyning 8 elnis xlib 

Lent David Craufurd quhill candelmes vij lib 

Lent Andro Weir in Ethetoun and James Carmichael 

cautioner 7 merk 

Robert Bruce mariner xxj merk 

Lady Dudhop^ xiij merk j'^ xij lib 

In my hand xij merkis 

Gilbert Tynnes wyf 4 merkis xx lib 

Lady our mother ^ v lib xvij merkis half 40 merk 

Johne Cantis wyf xl^ xviij^ 4^^ 8 merk 

James Renkvn j*' ij lib 

Summa xviij^^ x merk 
Fiftie merkis awin be the Lady and John Cantis wyf 

To Andrew Mortemer xxv lib x^ _ . , ,^ , , % 

m TTtr«ii- -r;^ 1 1 • i i i-i David Kcd and 

io William Kokburn y merk xl lib James Matho 

To James Renken j° ij lib 

To David Fullertoun xl viij lib 

Johne Strathouchin v lib x 8 lib 

Thomas Man Ix lib 10 lib 

Den of Gild Thomas Trel ^ Ixxx lib a brod our 

Henry Betoun Ixxiij lib x xx lib 

Peter Wedderburn '^ j*^ x lib ^xx lib 

John Lovell xij lib x lib 

Thomas Heres x lib x lib 

Issobell Smyth Ixx lib 



the baker craft. He acquired a house on the south side of the marketgait, at the 
corner of Skirling's Wynd, and that passage then acquired the name of Tendall's 
Wynd, which name it still bears. 

^ Lady Dudop, Magdalen Livingston, was the daughter of Lord Livingstone, 
and wife of Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope. The initials of herself and her 
husband are still to be seen in Dudhope Castle. Several genealogists have 
erroneously described her as the mother of Sir James Scrymgeour, but from a 
reference on another page on David Wedderburn 's manuscript, it is clear that she 
survived her husband Sir James, and this is confirmed by numerous documents 
amongst the charters of Dundee. 

2 Lady our mother {sic in orig.). For ' Lady Westhall, our mother,' i.e. 
mother to David's wife. 

2 Thomas Trel (Traill), merchant, admitted burgess 26th Sept. 1576, town 
councillor, 1590- 1603. Though described above as dean of guild, he never held 
that office, but was harbour-master in 1590-91. 

^ This Peter Wedderburn is probably uncle of David Wedderburn. 



28 COMPT BUIK OF 

An angel noble 

David Heres 4 lib 13« 4^^ 

foi. lib. Johne Thorntoun xx lib xj^ 

X Robert my brother 5 lib awin 7^^ lib jc lib 3 lib awin 

X Lady^ vij^^lib 

James the Laird ^ a crown 

jcmerk David Ked jc merkis to be payit me at Michaelmes nixt 

conforme to his obligatione 

James Mathew xl merkis to be payit at pace 
X Thomas Zoung ^ sex lib I lent him within 3 oukis 

xj«3 Apryiegi Lent David Craufurd 8 lib to be payit within 3 oukis* 

^x coft fra David Johnstoun 3 do lyning gifin him thairfor 7 lib ¥ 

jc merk Monquhany a last hering xP a wan 

Robert Craghal a barrle oyle. Ance mair 

1 October 92 

The Laird of Westhal ^ a ros noble xv^ 

His sister Helen 3 lib xj^ vi^ Mr James xxv for salt 

His brother Henry xvj^ 

John Cantis wyf P 

Mr James Rutherford xij lib 6^ 8^ and a bol quhyt for 
my hors 

Helen Cokburn ^ 2 merk 

John Scrymgeour a crown 

Issobell Myln in Forfare xxij^ 

David Robesone my servand 

Alexander Rychardsone xx lib and the wark of the gun 
The burgeschip Johne Kar 

David Keyd x lib 3 lib David Abercromby my swird 

Monquhany xl^ 

Thomas Myln the obligatioun In Johne Lovellis seller my Iryn 

1 Lady , probably Dame Magdalen Livingstone, wife of Sir James Scrym- 
geour. See ante, p.. 2y. 

2 James the laird, probably Sir James Scrymgeour. 

2 Thomas Young, merchant, admitted burgess 7th Feb. 1570. 

* Oukes = weeks. 

^ The laird of Westhall, in the parish of Murroes, Forfarshire. Westhall was 
in possession of the Beatouns previous to 1526. Robert Beatoun of Westhall was 
concerned in the murder of the tutor of Laws in 1568. The laird mentioned 
above was Robert's son James, brother of Matilda Beatoun, David Wedderburn's 
wife. Helen Beatoun married Henry Ramsay of Ardownie. 

^ Helen Cokburn was the wife of James Beatoun of Westhall. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 29 

Thomas Man ^ v lib James Reyky x^ 

Robert and James my brether Alexander Ouchterlony the 
xl lib 8 lib beer fyr silver at Mertimes 

26 Marche 96 

In presens of Johne Ogilvy delyuerit to Andro Matheson foi. 13* 
bonetmaker fyve vlib peces extending to xxvlib and thre 
lib x^ In x^ peces to be excheyngit in crunes or ros noblis 
aiild tuix and this day 8 dayis 

Sauld to Alexander Annand and William Barry threscoir 
ten stanes of Iron to be payit four dayis befor pace ^ j*' Ij lib 
vjs8d 

Item to James Bower 17 stane 4 pund gad Iron for 18 lib 
8^ to be instantly payit 

Item sauld to David Spanky iiij bollis meill for 8 lib half 
merk les the boll to be payit four dayis befor pace nixtocum 

My lyning clayth to sell 

Item the blak clayth 

Johne Myln for my sylver 

x October 92 
Patrik Rattray baxter is oblist to delyuer me x lib and half 
boll floure and a merk at Candelmes in presens of David Ten- 
dell David Rattray Johne Kuik and Andro Blak. t xxx f 

XXX t XXX t 

The Lady Dudope * 

Is awin me four lib x^ of the last compt 

Scho receauit hirself 7 merk 

Jean Hume receavit Johne Schevanis acquittance and twa 
merk and xxj^ 

The laird is awin me 3 lib x^ for the puder 

Your ladyschip sex lib for the sex firlettis quhyt we warrant 

Your ladyschip receavit David Wat and Johne Smythis 
annuellis 

I delyverit Johne Rattray a merk for his execution 

1 Thomas Man, merchant, son of William Man, admitted burgess 26th Sept. 
1576. 

'^ The first page of fol. 13 is left blank. All the entries on fol. 13^ are scored 
through in original. 

2 Pace or pasch = Easter. 

^ The Lady Dudope. See ante^ pp. 27, 28. 



30 COMPT BUIK OF 

foi. 14*- Decimo sexto February 1595 

The auld constable xj lib Memorandum for the 

Lent the young constable xx^ wryttis fra Fordy 

and my ring 

To Logy xv^ 

To David Abircromby v^ x^ 

To Robert my gossip 5^ Gleswallis brother Johne v^ 

William Betoun awin me liij^ Westhall xvj lib 

Alexander Kynmond awin me for ane stane sevin pund lynt 
at V merk a half the stane Item 14^ vj^ Item vij^ vj^ and I 
awin him abone xxvj^ for dichting of clayth William Man 
my propyn ^ 

Alexander Forret awin me 3 lib 

My blak clayth with Alexander Kynmond to pay the 
XX lib 

Johne Myln mercheand awin me ane schip pund gad Iron 

And Alexander Annand four lib round wecht smout iron 

with 7 pund ower wecht 

Item a barrele pik of the gryt burd and Marche 94 

My wyf twa boundis lynt Johne Forret elder boriut fra me 

4 lib quhill Tysday nixt 

Johne Lovell awin me 4^^ lib or Robert Fleschour 

Dutsche Johne xx lib 

The Laird of Gleswallis brother Johne hes receavit 3 lib of 
myn fra the laird of Kelly to be allowit in the nixt terme 
Witsonday 

Moir xl« 

Johne Ogilvy my gren Item xxv lib Flemis 
awin me 8 merk 

William Lochmalony my lastis hering George Ogilvy 

40 lib for a punsion wyn 

Thomas Mirre ray deillis Alexander Ramsay and pro . . . 

James Carmanno or Johne Heny xxx lib 

My crellie My meill my lyning clayth 

Androw Nicoll 37 lib x« William Schypert 3 lib David 
Robesine xj lib Robert Abell aittis Johne Smyth ^^"^ iiij lib 
xiij^ 4^ 

^ Propyne = a gift. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 31 

Logy twa boUis aittis besyd me xx lib 

Mr Alexander for the bend of a crown Item x^ for the 
swap to be allowit in the Witsonday termes meill nixt 

Thomas Myln my propyn and Robert Smyth my claythis 
and Petir Rolland and Johne Duncan Niniane Copen 
John Duncan 

xxj September 1596 foi. i^. 

Johne Beton awin me xx merkis for 4 ellis cloking my restis 2 merk 
gudbrother to be payit at Mertemes nixt 

1 Gilbert Thomsone lent his sone 7 lib 

2 James Rannald in Edinburgh awin me Y 
S Michaell Samuell in Edinburgh xi'f 8^ 

Lent my gudmother ^ 6 lib xj ^ be hir gudson Alexander 
Peirson ^ 6 lib Item to hir 8^ xl 

4 George Lyndsay awin me on the decreit and lettres xxviij lib 
on his obligatione a knag of vinacre 

The Laird of Westhall restis awin me xxviij merkis xv lib 

5 George Querriouris airis on my assignatione to ane obliga- 
tione maid be him to Robert FyfF^ 28 lib Flemis 

6 William Kydis airis xxx^ 
Obligatione 

7 Mr James Rutherfurdis airis x lib 
his Lettres 

8 Walter Forresteris airis v lib on his 
obligatione 

9 James Lyndsay litster on his obligatione v lib 
Thomas Man xx merkis on his obligatione 

10 Thomas Manis airis on his obligatione xx merkis 

11 Johne Andersone on his obligatione and assignatione 4 lib 

12 Robert Jaksone on his obligatione xvj lib 

13 David Kyd in S. Andros on his obligatione restis 3 lib 

14 Edward Chalmeris teylzeour restes 13 merk 

15 Everie ane of my brether and sisteris ar awin me In of thair Z^^- ^s*- 



^ Gudmother, i.e. his wife's mother. 

2 Alexr. Peirson of Balmadies, brother-in-law to David Wedderburn, having 
married Isabella Betoun, a sister of David's wife. 
2 Robert Fyff. See auie, p. 19. 



32 COMPT BUIK OF 

bairnis pairt geir that I have debursit mair nor I aucht con- 
forme to the compt 7 lib Summa 28 lib ^ 

Summa three hundreth sex lib sex ^ 

Ane obligatione of George Mudeis 

Item David Robesone^ wilbe awin me of my 18« annuell I 
coft fra David Dog I have yeirly furth of his houssis in the 
Cwgeit 

Item of my annuell of 42« I have yeirly furth of his heiche 
buith in St Thomas land 
payit Item Thomas Myln wilbe awin me the byrounis of my super 

plus of 18 merkis 4^ les I have yeirly furth of that St Thomas 
land extending to 24 lib 

payit 

Item the byronis of my haill chaplenreis quhairunto I am 
provydit extendis to ... . (sic) 

2 July 97 
Robert Schorswod hes retenit of myn 4^ 8^ Item x ellis 
a half hard in at xxxiiij d the eln 

24 January 96 
Henry Beton ^ my gud brother for 3 ellis clayth x lib 
instantly to be payit 

James Hoip 18 lib vj^ for clayth cloking 
David Baroclay v lib instantly to be payit 
restis be David Barclay yit 2 merk 

9 Juny 1608 

Memorandum Alexander Carnegy officer hes my decreit on 
foL 15b. Alexander Prestoun for sex lib to execut 

Upoun the xxv day of Februar being Settirday, the 
signe In pisces 1597 Quhilk wes accomptit the ecclips of 
the sone and cheynge of the mone Betuix ten and ellevin 
houris befor nwn that day darkness overschaddowit the 
face of the haill earth that nane mycht knaw ane uther per- 
fytly on the calsayis nor yit mycht nae persone within thair 
houssis haif any lychte but candill Quhilk contenwit the space 

^ David Wedderburn had three brothers and one sister alive at this date, 
besides his elder brother, Mr. Alexander, and his sister Margaret, who are never 
named as sharing in the estate. These were James, Peter, William, and Katherine. 

2 See an^e, pp. 22, 23. 

3 Henry Beton, brother of David Wedderburn's wife. See anfe, p. 25. 



DAVID WEDDEIIBURNE 33 

of half ane houre And the peiple with gryt fair fled aff" the 
calsayis to houssis mourning and lamenting and the crawis 
and corbeis and ravenois foullis fled to houssis to our steple 
and tolbuith and schip tappis maist merveulously affrayit 
Quhilk sycht wes maist terreble and fairfull to all people 
young and auld And nane persone levand culd declair they 
ever hard or saw the lyk thame selffis in ony tyme preceiding ^ 

The evidentis and richtis of my .^ ^^ 

chaplenrieis Quhairto I am provydit 

Off* St Servis chaiplenry ^ 

and Litel St James Chaplenry ^ 
ffirst my provisione maid to be me be the constable of 
Dundie for the space of vij yeiris nixt for my lyftyme of St 
Servis chaplenry be twa severall provisionis under his seillis 
and subscriptionis and of Mr Hercules Rollok* notar publict 
of the dait the first of September 1583 

Twa severall institutionis under the signis and subscrip- 
tionis of Robert Wedderburn and Gilbert Quhittet notaris to 

^ See Calderwood's Hist, of Churchy folio ed. 1678, p. 145. 

2 St. Servis Chaplenry, i.e. the chaplainry of the altar of St. Severus or St. 
Severane. An altar dedicated to this saint was in existence in the parish church 
of Dundee previous to 1454. James iii, granted ' the land of the Hundman- 
hyll ' in Dundee to this altar. In 1492 the weaver craft founded a chaplainry at 
this altar ' for the honour of St. Severus the bishop, the patron saint of the said 
trade,' and in 15 12, when the statutes of the weaver craft were ratified by the 
town council, the craft undertook to uphold and repair * the altar of Sanct 
Severane in Our Lady Kirk.' The presentation to the altar was vested in the 
Scrymgeours of Dudhope, constables of Dundee, and the patronage remained 
with that family till Viscount Dudhope disponed it to the town council in 1643. 

^ Litel St. James Chaplenry, i.e. the chaplainry of St. James the Less. The 
earliest notice of this chaplainry is a mortification of it by the constable of 
Dundee in 1427. The patronage was disponed by Viscount Dudhope in 1643 to 
the Hospital of Dundee. 

* Mr. Hercules Rollok was the eldest son of George Rollok, and was cele- 
brated as one of the best Scottish Latinists of his time. Previous to 1585 he 
held the office of master of the Grammar School at Edinburgh. His father had 
been one of the leading Reformers, and he adhered to the Protestant faith. By 
the will of George Rollok, dated 27th May 1559, his property was to be divided 
between his three sons, and this division was made at his death in 1569. The 
name of Hercules Rollok appears in 1590 as cautioner for James Scrymgeour. 
He died previous to 161 9, as his papers were then placed in the charge of 
Wodrow the historian. Many of the Latin poems by Hercules Rollok were 
included in the Delitice Poetarum Scotorum, published in 1637 by Sir John Scot 
of Scotstarvit. 



34 COMPT BUIK OF 

the said David of the said chaplenry of the dait the 2 of 
September 1583 

Ane dimissioun maid be Robert and James Scrymgeouris of 
the said chaplenry in the constablis handis in favouris of the 
said David of the dait the vj of Junij 1584 Johne Ferrear 
notar thairto 

Ane rentall of the said chaplenry under the said Davidis 
subscriptione 

Ane contract betwix me and David Clepen anent ane annuel- 

rent to be upliftit furth of his hous in the Murregeit subscryvit 

be us bayth at Dundie the 22 of Apryle 1587 

Siyv^eriuhfs°^ Ane mortificatione of the said chaplenry of the dait the 27 

wryt to the con- October ane thousand four hundreth fiftie nyn yeiris and 

in his chartour confirmit be the Kyng under his gryt seill registrat in the 

^^^* register upoun the xx of November j"^ four hundreth sextie 

four yeiris 

Siclyk a contract betuix Thir evidentis to be delyverit 

the David^ Wedderburn in to the constable of Dundie my 
Elisinor and me toward gude master 
the repayment of 7 merkis xx^ yeirly furth auld Sanderis tene- 
ment at the eist end of the new tolbuith 

This lykway to be delyverit to the Constable of Dundie 
foi. i6b, 23 Junij 1612 In presens of James and Petir my brother 

Andro Lichton ^ Johne Smyth cordiner 

I apoyntit with Thomas Guild ^ cordon er for 12 lib of instant 
sylver and 4 lib worth of schone or Mullis to my wyf and 
bairnis in compleit payment of all byronis of my annuel of 30^ 
upliftit out of his tenement in Skyrlingis Wynd* and gifin 
him ane acquittance thairon I raknit 16 yeir awin me at this 

present 

The titellis of Litel St James 
Chaplenry 
Item my provisione of Litel St James chaplenry be the 
constable of Dundie and dimissione of the laird of Strikmarten ^ 



^ Sic in original, should be Richard Wedderburn. See dnte^ p. igw. 
^ Andro Lichton, shipwright, paid for admission as burgess on 24th Oct. 1594. 
^ Thomas Guild was admitted burgess by payment on 15th Sept. 1589. 
^ Skyrlingis Wynd, now Tendall's Wynd. See ante, p. 26. 
^ Strikmarten, i.e. Strathmartine, came into the possession of the Wyntouns 
early in the sixteenth century. In 1559 Andrew Wyntoun by a marriage contract 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 35 

At Dundie the first of May 1586 under his seill and subscrip- 
tione 

My institutione thairin of the dait the 22 of July 1586 Andro 
Quhyt notar thairto 

Ane dimissione and factorie subscryvit be the laird of Strik- 
marten to me of the said Chaplenry of the dait the 2 of Apryle 
1586 Robert Scrymgeour Alexander Wentoun Johne Alanesone 
smyth witnessis thairto 

Ane auld rentall thairof off Schir William Lwydis^ hand 
wryt 

Ane uther rentall of my awin hand wryt 

Ane provisione maid be the auld constable to the laird of ^^4 Apryle i6o8 

1 n 1 1 Ml 1 1 • Thir thre last 

Strikmarten of the said Chaplenry under the seill and subcrip- peces i have 
tione of the dait the V of December 1563 constable quhUk 

Ane collatione of the suprentendentis under his gryt seill of ^J"^"^'^ 
the said chaplenry of the dait the xx of August 1563 insert 
in the bischopis buikis of St Andros Alexander Forrest sub- 
scryvit thairof 

Ane mortificatione of the said chaplenry under the seil of the 
constable of the dait the last of December M CCCC° 27 yeiris 

Thir to be delyverit to the constable of Dundie my gude 
master 

Of Mikle Sanct James Chaiplenry ^ /oi. i7*. 

Quhair the constable of Dundie hes provydit me for 7 yeiris 
to the said chaplenry and that be dimissione of Adame Malice 
chaplen thairof contenand on the bak the sam and my institu- 
tion thairof Robert Wedderburn ^ notar thairto subscryvit be 
the constable the day of 158 and the institutione 



granted the liferent of half the estate of Strathmartine to his intended wife, 
Elizabeth, daughter of John Scrymgeour, constable of Dundee. The Wyntouns 
retained the estate until 1699, when it was acquired by John Duncan, a cadet of 
the Duncans of Seasyde. 

^ Schir William Lwyd held a chaplainry in the church of Dundee, hence his 
priestly title. He was also a notary public. 

2 Mikle Sanct James Chaiplenry, i.e. chaplainry of S. James Apostle, was pro- 
bably founded by one of the Scrymgeours of Dudhope. The patronage was 
retained by that family until 1643, iwhen Viscount Dudhope disponed it to the 
town council. 

' Robert Wedderburn, notary, uncle to David Wedderburn, 



36 COMPT BUIK OF 

subscryvit be the said Robert and Adame of the dait the xxj 
May 1588 

X The rentall of Litel St James Chaplenry 

ffurth of S Haliburtonis houss v merk 

furth of David Ramsayis elder houss on the castel- 
hill 40^ 

furth of Thomas Muris land xx^ 

^ furth of James Scrymgeour baileis houss 13^ 4'^ 

* furth of William Spenssis houss or clos ^ yeirly xP 

furth of Robert Wattes houss yeirly xxx^ 

furth of Andrew Blakis houss xv^ 

furth of George Blakis houss in Skirlingis Wynd 
yeirly xv^ 

X furth of Thomas Cokburnis houss at Seres Wynd 

end xxj^ ¥ 

X furth of Robert Durhamis houss sumtyme perten- 

ing to Wm Kynlocht v^ 

X furth of James Lyndsay litsteris 4^ vj^ 

X furth of John Wallace houss on the castel hill vj^ viij^ 

X furth of David Schippertis malt hous their Ane pund vax 

X furth of David Salteris houss thair Ane pund quhyt vax 

furth of Thomas Buchanis houss thair yeirly 4^ 

X furth of James Youngis hous yeirly v^ 

furth of David Dogis hous yeirly in the segeit 3^ 

X furth of Hew Lyndsayis yardis lyand in the segeit 8^ 

X furth of Robert Salteris land on the castel hill yeirly a pund 

vax a pund vax and furth of Robert Salteris a pund of vax 
X furth of David Schippertis 

X furth of James Youngis v^ 

Thir to be delyverit to the constable of Dundie my gude 
master 



^ William Spenssis houss or clos, afterwards known as Whitehall Close. 
William Spens was the younger brother of George Spens", and was town coun- 
cillor from 1594 to 1599. On the death of George Spens in 1591, William Spens 
obtained possession of the property in this close that had belonged to his brother, 
and the name of Spens's Close was used to designate the passage until about 
1750. Sir Patrick Lyon of Carse, Senator of the College of Justice, had a house 
in this close. He was an ardent royalist, and in 1660 he erected a tablet on the 
front of his house, with the arms of Charles 11. carved thereon, and the date of 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 37 

The rentall of St Servis Chaplenry fol. 17^. 

fFurth of Patrik Wedderburnis 1 tenement lyand at the eist 
end of the tolbuith yeirly 7 merkis xx"^ 

ffurth of Alexander Grayis tenement adjacent thairto 
ffurth of Johne Traellis tenement adjacent thairto yerely 
ffurth of that tenement sumtyme pertenand to David Clepen 
now to Robert Mudy lyand on the south syd of the Murregeit 
yeirly 

Thir evidentis befor wrytten and rentall Mon be delyverit 
to the constable of Dundie my gude master 
Alreddy delyverit 
The XV Februar 1615 hora 12 ballivus Robertus Clayhillis 
Witnessis Thomas Robsone George Fleming Johne Pattoun 
Mr James Wedderburn ^ 

The Clerk gef me David Wedderburn seasing of the landis 
of James Kyill aprysit be Johne Traill fra thair airis and now 
be thame fra Johne Traell conforme to the charge of our 
soverane lordis lettres and my process off aprysing 

Off Dischairgis and y^/ j8» 

uther richtis and wryttis 
maid be me 
Ane Dischairge of the rentis of the constablis chaiplenreis 
under his subscriptione witnessis Johne Ramsay George Spalding 
George Spalding [sic] of the dait at Dudope the 27 of Junij 1587 
Ane Discharge of the saidis rentis witnessis young Petcur 
Thomas Gray Johne Ramsay of the dait at Dudope the 25 
of July 1587 

Ane uther Discharge of the ladeis of the saidis rentis 'wit- 
nessis Johne Ramsay George Spalding Robert Gray Patrik 
Campbel at Dundie the 20 of Januar 1587 

Ane Discharge of the thesauraris William Man ^ of the few 
meill of the volt the xx of August 1587 

the Restoration. It is probable that he named his house Whitehall, though that 
designation is not found in use till the middle of last century. An unfounded 
tradition has long been current that there was a royal palace here that was 
inhabited by some of the early Scottish kings. In 1883 all the buildings forming 
Whitehall Close were removed to form Whitehall Street. 

^ See anie, p. 14. 

^ See anie, p. 24. 

^ William Man, merchant, admitted burgess, 1553, treasurer, 1583-84-86. 



38 COMPT BUIK OF 

Ane uther discharge of James Fyndlasonis ^ thesauraris of 
the said few meill the 2S of Januar 1586 

Ane discharge of xxxs quhilk I payit for my fatheris 
annuelrent of his hous efter his deceis quhilk my brother 
dwellis in the xvj of Marche 1585 to Schir Johne barnis 
witnessis Andro Blyth Mr Alexander and Patrik Wedderbumis 

Ane uther discharge of 4 merkis quhilk I payit to Thomas 
Fentoun out of the medow Witnessis Robert Mudy Andro 
Kynnard Johne Wobster Mr James Trael the 28 Februar 1585 

Ane discharge of Williamis^ my brotheris burd to Johne 
Scottis wyf witnessis Johne How Thomas Patersone James 
Scrymgeour John Auchinlek Robert Wedderburn notar the 
26 of October 1587 

Ane discharge betwix me and Andro Blyth of all thingis he 
may acclame of me befor this dait witnessis Mr Alexander 
Wedderburn George Mudy 

Ane discharge of Andro Sibbaldis for 49 lib for a tun of 
wyn witnessis John Ogilvy Petir Wedderburn ^ William Haly- 
burtoun maryner the xv of July 1585 
foL i8b. Ane dispositione and assignatione maid to me be Johne 

Andersone messenger of Thomas Mannis cornis be vertew of 
lettres befor thir witnessis George Mureson Daniel Watsone 
the 24 Februar 1586 

Ane discharge maid be Alexander Fothringhame to my 
father on the resset of certain evidentis pertenand to David 
Fothringhame his brother of Id vies land * subscryvit with his 
hand befor Walter Hay George Mudy James Turing the penult 
of Januar 1583 

Ane discharge maid to me by Andro Moncure of Balmano 
on the recept of ane contract matrimoniall maid betwix him 

^ James Fyndlason, treasurer, 1580-81. See ante^ p. 11. 

2 William Wedderburn, youngest brother to David ; he was unmarried, and 
died before 2nd Feb. 1604, as is shown by a discharge of that date granted to 
Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie, by David, Janet, Peter, Margaret and 
Katherine Wedderburn, brothers and sisters of the late William Wedderburn. 
There is a decreet registered at Edinburgh, 2ist July 1613, in regard to 'the 
alleged slaughter of William Wedderburn, brother of Mr. Alexander Wedderburn,' 
by one James Traill. 

2 Peter Wedderburn, uncle of David Wedderburn. See ante, p. 9. 

^ Idvies land was then in the possession of the Woods of Bonnytoun, from 
whom it passed to Dr. John Wedderburn, Dundee, brother to Sir Alexander 
Wedderburn, fourth baronet of Blackness. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 39 

and GleswalU witnessis William Barrye David Heres David 
Fleschour David Ostlar the xiij of Junij 1587 

Ane discharge maid to me by George Miidy ^ on the recept 
of certane evidentis subscryvit with his hand at Dundie the 18 
of Marche 1585 witnessis Johne Wobster Mr James Coustoun 

Ane discharge of the Lady Claverhous ^ on the recept of ane 
contract matrimoniall betwix hir dochter and Alexander Ogilvy 
of Babothy subscryvit be William Bruce notar for hir befor 
William Alekr and Johne Grahame hir sonis James Smyth and 
George Terrie hir servandis at Claverhous the xj of December 
1587 

Ane discharge of George Campbell of Crwnen * on the recept 
of ane contract maid betwix Melgound his dochter the Archi- 
den^ of Laudian on the ane part and John Ogilvy of Innerkelour 
and his sone on the uther part the xiij of Februar 1584 wit- 
nessis Archbald Campbel of Persy ^ Robert Campbel his 
brother Robert Allan e 



^ Scrymgeour of Gleswall. See ante^ p. 26. 

^ George Mudy, merchant. See ante, p. 22. 

^ Lady Claverhous, Anne, daughter of Robert Lundin of Balgonie, and widow 
of John Grahame of Claverhouse. This entry is of genealogical value, as showing 
the existence of a son and daughter not referred to in Douglas's Peerage. The 
name of the daughter is not given, but the name of Alexander Graham, interpo- 
lated betwixt William and John, suggests that he was the second son. William 
Graham succeeded to the estate. See ante, p. 15. 

* George Campbell of Crwnen or Cronan was one of the five illegitimate sons 
of Donald Campbell, last abbot of Coupar Abbey. The abbot gave the estates 
of Arthurstone, Balgersho, Cronan, Denhead, and Keithick to his five sons. A 
document relating to George Campbell of Cronan, dated 1589-90, is now in the 
Airlie charter room, and is quoted in Rogers' Register of Coupar Abbey, vol. ii. 
p. 296. 

^ Archiden of Laudian, Alexander Beatoun, second son of Cardinal David 
Beatoun and Marion Ogilvy, daughter of Lord Ogilvy of Airlie. Melgound 
or Melgum was one of the Forfarshire estates conferred by the cardinal on 
Marion Ogilvy, and she was known as * Lady Melgund ' until her death, at an 
advanced age, in 1575. Her eldest son, David Beatoun, was laird of Melgund at 
the date of the above entry, and was succeeded by his son, James Beatoun. The 
archdean had apparently signed the marriage contract in conjunction with his 
brother the laird. John Ogilvy of Innerkeilour was probably the brother of 
William Ogilvy of Easter Keillour. 

^ Archibald Campbell of Persy was probably grandson of Abbot Donald 
Campbell of Cupar, mentioned above. In 1532 Persy was in the possession of 
* David Campbell and Colyne Campbell, his son,' and Archibald and Robert 
may have been also sons of David Campbell. 



40 COMPT BUIK OF 

Ane discharge of all thingis betwix Robert my brother and 
me that he may clame of me befor the dait the xiij of Jim 1587 

Ane commissione of my brother Robertis to receave sum 
money of his creditoris and to gif David Robesone a discharge 
subscryvit with his hand the x of July 1587 

Ane uther commissione ma [sic] of Robert my brotheris to 
receave sum debtis of his thairin contenit ane discharge of 
6xxiij lib or thairby of his barnis part of geir with his hand 
subscryvit at Dunde the x of November 1587 

Ane commissione be missive of my brother Robertis to 
receave fra Andro Ray and Johne Hendersone in Perth sum of 
his debtis subscryvit with his [hand] at Deip the x of Februar 87 

Ane nominatione and will of my brother Robertis ^ maid to 
me subscryvit with his hand befor David Ramsay and Thomas 
Heres maryneris of the dait the x of July 1587 

Ane Obligatione maid be James Reiky to umquhill Johne 
Wedderburn ^ for vj merkis xl d befor the 17 of July 1575 

Ane obligatione maid be David Robesone to David Wedder- 
burn of sum mercheandyce of the dait the xj of Marche 1586 
befor George Ogilvy Johne Wallace subscryvit with his hand ^ 

Ane Dispositione of certain sylvir warkis to my brother 
William maid be Henry Allane under reversioun of 44 lib sub- 
scryvit with his hand the 5 of October 1587 befor Petir Imbrye 
Mr Alexander Wedderburn John How 

Ane Obligatione of xx lib of Mr. Johne Lovellis subscryvit 
with his hand the 24 of August 1585 befor William Lovel 
Johne Nes David Guthre 

Ane Obligatione of Petir Wedderburnis * of 22 lib x^ sub- 
scryvit with his hand the 24 of August 1585 befor Murdo 
Makeynghe James Nichol 

Ane Obligatione of William Duncanis of iiij^^ v lib x^ 
subscryvit with his hand the 10 of December 87 befor Anthone 
Laynge James Halyburtoun George Thomsone measoun 

Ane discharge maid to me be Mr Johne Lovel subscryvit 
with his hand in presens of David Hoppringill Mr Alexander 



^ Robert Wedderburn. See anU, p. 17, />ostj pp. 99-203. 
^ John Wedderburn. 

^ This and the next four paragraphs deleted in original. 
^ Peter Wedderburn, David's uncle. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 41 

Wedderburn Johne How of my chalmer meill of all yeiris 
befor this dait and of uther rakingis he can crave of me siclyk 
ane obligatione of 19 merkis to me the xj of Jun 1588 

Ane discharge maid be Johne Forret to me on recept of the 
contract matrimoniall betwix him and Johne Hodge his son in 
law subscryvit be him be Johne his sone and William Duncan 
notar witnes 27 of October 1593 

Primo June 94 M- 19". 

Send with William Ker of Rossy four /do/ small lyning to receavit 
bleitsche 

Item l%l Tuidlen to bleitsche receavit receavit 

Item XV ellis smal lyning to bleitsche All markit with 
netteis mark. 

Item 24 elnis eln bred smal lyning markit all blak silk 
with red silk to bleitsche except ane with red Lent him xj" 

8<i lent him 

12 January 1614 it^m^d nem 

Memorandum lent George Greif servitour to Schir Lues compieitiy. 
Crage ^ a bulk of Johne Knoxis 

Send with Alison ^ to Bleitsche in Petkerro 

Item xxij lyning to Bleitsche of the lady receavit thair till 
and payit a merk 

Item xxij ells lyning to bleitsche payit Issobell Cokburn 
3 lib thair for 

Item the sarkis yit bleitsching receavit and payit 8^ therfor 

Payit to a Glenesk man xxvij meill a half for twa stane 3 
quarteris quhyt wol 

Item to a land man for a quarter blak woll 2 merk 

Item for ane stane and v pund quhyt woll to William Sib- 
baldis wyf 8 merk a half the stane is xj merk xl d 4 s 

Item to for Alexander Cudbert in Gardyn for x pund blak 
wol V merk 

Item a wyf besyd Murthill for 7 pund quhyt woll 3 merk a 
half 



^ Schir Lues Crage or Craig of Wrichtisland, Lord of Session 1605, died 6th 
June 1622. Sir Lewis Craig was ancestor of the Craigs of Riccarton. 
2 The rest of this page is erased in original. 



42 COMPT BUIK OF 

foi. 2o\ Receavit 4^^ lib xx lib x merk except 26 lib in the hill 

Item 22 lib 

Item Thome Stevert is awin of Walter Forresteris sylver 
41ibl3s4d 

7 Junij 94 

Coft fra Johne Forbes in Westhall a do bletschit Ijning 

cost xlv s 

Lent Johne Forbes 7^ vj'^ Item xxxd 

Lent Litel Johne Alisone a crown the smyth 

Alexander Brown in Forfare William Drumond younger his 

cautioner is awin me a crown and a /do/ of clayth 
Lent William Smyth George Robertsonis man xl ^ 
Lent Alexander Peirsone x s quhen the Kyng wes heir ^ 

3 July 1594 
Payit to David Ked in St Andros and William Lochmalony 
in Dundie his cautioner xl merkis for half a last of Marymes 
hering sufficient to be delyverit frelie on his schoir conforme to 
ane act maid in presens of Patrik Lyoun and the clerk this 
present day and to James Goldman for ane uther half last 

XV August 94 
Lent John Bayn xl merkis to be payit 8 dayis befor Mer- 
temes nixt on the sylver wark 

Eodem die giffin my sister Katharen^ ane auld ros noble 
etc Item v merk Item xP barbara^ Item 14 lib to Johne 
Eel . . . 

6 July 94 
Lent Mr Alexander xxiiij lib 

^ ' Quhen the king wes heir.' This entry probably refers to the time when 
James vi. set out from Holyrood, on 17th Feb. 1593, at the head of the army 
which he led against Huntly. He marched to Stirling, thence to Perth, from 
that place to Dundee, and on to Aberdeen. But as the date, * 7 June 94,' does 
not include this entry, the reference may be to the visit which the king paid to 
Dundee on 7th October 1594, when the army was again in pursuit of Huntly 
after the murder of the Earl of Moray at Donibristle. Dundee was then the 
rendezvous for the troops, and Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope claimed his 
right to be hereditary standard-bearer to the king, — a right still vested in the 
representative of the family. 

^ Katharen Wedderburn, sister of David Wedderburn. 

^ Barbara Wedderburn, sister of Alexander Wedderburn, David's father. Sec 
ante, p. 3. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 4S 

8 July 94 

Lent young Kelly a single pistolat payit except xiij^ 4^ 
receavit fiftie s thairof be Gleswallis sone Johne Scrymgeour 
giffin for a barrale salmond xvj lib x^ Item thairof v lib 

21 September 94 Item 3xx 4 lib 

Johne Hoip hes receavit 35^ for weyffing St James day 
compleitly I haf payit him 

20 August 94 Westhallis compt and awin me 
payit James Loury 18 lib at command of Westhall Item 
for 2 /do/ fische 4 merkis Item 3 lib for Vyn and Succour he 
to pay me v bollis bair at Michaelmes for 4 lib the boll Item 
7 lib 4^ for treis Item 16^ of auld compt he to gif hydis 
thairfor Item xl d for gluffis 

9 September 94 ^ 

Giffin Patrik Ramsay smyth a crown of the sone in arrels of /^^- ^°^ 
a pair pistolattis Item xx^ Item a crown of the sone agane 
Item 3 lib of sylver Item gev William his man at Mr Alex- 
anderis yet ane croun of the sone Item ane half merk of small 
sylver Item xP in the buith to him self 

George Durward younger awin me 7 merk 

Last Marche 94 
William Cokburn in Holmlyn awin me 24 lib In compleit 
payment of my 8 bollis peis he hes receavit to be payit at pace 
nixto-cum 

4 Octobris 94 
Lent Richard Thayn of Logy 2 xl lib to be payit within xx 
day is 

1 August 94 

Lent the young laird of Vayn ^ xl merkis on the sylver wark 
for a boll meill and sex firlettis beir till Witsonday 



^ Almost all this and next page deleted in original. 

2 Logy, probably Logie-Dundee, now included in the municipal boundary of 
Dundee. The estate afterwards came into possession of the town council, and 
was sold to Alexander Wedderburne of Blackness in 1705, and subsequently re- 
acquired by the town. This small estate lay between Dundee and Lochee. 

' The young laird of Vayn, Alexander Lyndesay, who succeeded his grand- 
father, David Lyndesay, on 5th July 161 7. 



44 COMPT BUIK OF 

X December 94 

Johne Duncane hukster awin me 4xx viij merkis for xxij 
bollis gryl salt to be payit at Witsonday nixt for in presens 
of Petir Forrester Johne Nes Alexander Lovel 

X October 94 
Receavit 3 mutskinnis quhyt wyn fra Thomas Stewartis wyf 
Item a pynt of Spanes wyn I drank scho is awin me agane 
XXV merk 
foi. 21*. xxij December 1594 

Sauld to James Betoun ^ my gud brother and to his mother 
thre elnis cloking for 3 lib ye elne to be payit be ony of thame 
at Witsonday nixt is 9 lib 
restis — 45 s receavit thairof xx^ 

The rest of the clayth in Alexander Kynmondis buith 
extending to ix ellis Item 25 ellis hodding 

xxj Januar 94 

Sauld to William Barclay mercheand 3 kildekins feggis for 
4 the pece deduceand v pund a half of the wecht of ane of 
thame to be payit quhen I pleis 

David Robesone restis ondelyverit to me of my ferme thre 
bollis and a firlett beir to be my seid Item restis awin me ane 
ell of Holand clayth of the price of the rest 

Last of Marche 95 

William Lochmalony awin me Nyn barrel hering to be payit 
at the Lettir fair ^ nixt conforme to ane act in the court buikis 
restis^ ^^"^^ Johne Dynnes oblist to pay me at pace Sonday nixt for Johne 
Crystie xxj lib xij s for 9 ellis cloking in presens of Thomas 
Hunter Alexander Kynmondis man James Schippert David 
Crystie and Thomas Hunter notar thairto 

Item a pynt aquavetie for the contract receavit 

The auld Lady Westhall ^ awin me xx merk 

The Laird hir sone awin me xij lib xv lib 

^ James Betoun. See ante, p. 28. 

2 The Lettir or Latter Fair was held on 19th September. It was so called to 
distinguish it from Stob's Fair, held on second Tuesday in July, and Lady Mary 
Fair on 26th August. 

•^ The auld Lady Westhall. See ajite^ p. 27. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 46 

David Johnstounis wyf in perth awin me 18 lib of the rest 
of my act maid in the towns buikis of Perth quhilk is In James restis x merkis 
Goldmanis handis James Goldman George Stirling awin me 
24 s for my xxx dusson 

3 July 1597 tol. 21". 

Lent Johne Ogilvy mercheand 4 crwnes of the sone of gold 
and wecht to be payit quhen I requyre thame agane in crwnes 
gold and wecht 

Lent Robert Kyd younger my by girdell 

Memorandum upoun the 14 December 1604 

I inbuikit in the schip quhairof and \sic\ James Jak is master 
under God xij ellis and a quarter bred thickit blew worzet 
clayth and send the sam with Alexander Bultie to Rowen to 
be littit ayther tanny or els rusche broun Siclyk I send 
thairwith with him ane narrow pece quhyt clayth thikit of 7 
ellis a half to be littit fyn scarlit to be my lassis weylecottis 
and thir peces ar markit be Johne Meffen on the end of every 
ane of thame with a pece skynze NB and ar pakit in 2 
ellis a quarter hardin clayth and thre faldome of tow thair- 
about and markit thairon NB of Keilstane 

Memorandum William Hay hes of myn in his hous by the 
Inventar a guis pan Item a taffill of firn a taffiU of aik a • 
aikin cheir he hes the keyis of the heiche counter and kist 
Item my fabillis of Esape with the buik of prophesieand uther 
buikis contenit thairin Item 4 uther litel buikis borroyit 

V July 95 foi. 22». 

the stane xxj merk a half 
Coft fra Alexander Fethie in Glentylan ane stane j pund a 
half is 8 lib 8« 3^ 

Item fra Johne Betoun in Clovay twa stane 6 pund a half 

at 8 lib v^ the stane is . . . . xx lib xx<* les 

Item fra the man ye coft with Bessie Lov ane stane quhyt 

woll cost xj merk x^ 

ix Apryle 1596 

Niniane Copen and Margaret Jak his spous ar oblist be 
thair faythfuU promes to me besyd the mercat croce to pay 



46 COMPT BUIK OF 

me ilk voage he makis a knag of vinacre and can oyle doly 
howsone he passis to Burdeaux to begin and this for my renun- 
ciatione of the 4 lib annuell haid yearly furth of his hous 

The X of May 96 

Johne Duncane gardner awin me xx^ with twa furris hard 
keill to be gifin my wyf quhen winter cumis for the evidentis 
he hes receavit of Andro Davidsonis volt 

Westhall awin me xxiij merkis Johne Ogilvy x lib 

3 Junij 161j 
foi. 22^ Lent the litell saw to Mr James Wedderburn ^ 

Cent the cadge to Patrik Cuk teylzeour younger 
Item send a sat hyd with Johne Ogilvy to by me 2 chand- 
leris 

XX of Junij 1594 

Giffin George Lyndsay commissioun to ware my threscoir 
ten frankis on sic proffitable waring as he dois to himself 

Item to send my pistollatis or els to rander me thame agane 
in als gud a stait and gif thay feal to ware it as he dois the 
rest of his awn 

The dait of my registrat obligatione in the commone court 
buikis of Dundie is upoun the 19 October 1610 Robert Clay- 
hillis baillie anent James Seatoun and Patrik Renkyn 

The dait of my decreit on Thomas Jak for 3 ellis a half 
Naplis tafFetie or 8 lib for the eln thairof with 6^ 8<^ of 
expenssis befor the baileis of Dundie is on the 8 October 
1610 William Goldman Robert Clayhillis James Findlasone 
baileis 

Thir decreittis with Alexander Kydis decreit William Far- 
quhar officer hes ^ 

xxvij May 1596 To Quenisberg 

I have with me the chen 14 croun wecht vj^^ 1 crownis 2 

.^ 2 a half crounis a 4 pistolat pece 4 twa pistolat peces xxj auld ros 

noblis 6 double ducattis nyn half ducattis a croce ducat sex 

angel noblis ten auld dolouris 6 half dolouris xvj ryellis of xl 

sousis Spanes Ane half ryell 



1 Mr. James Wedderburn. See ante^ p. 24. 

2 About a third part of this leaf is cut away in original MS. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



47 



Item 3 ellis half fyn blak Item xxvj ellis eln bred lyning 
3 / do / hardin xxvj ellis tuidling Item xxxij ellis 4 gryt 
hardin of small hardin 17 ellis Item ane pair pistoUattis 

Besyd my Kist cleithing and propyns thairin to Thomas 
Guthre My ringis thairin 

Thair is xxx crounis nocht myn and Ixlib worth gold 
nocht myn the 32 4 and the 17 ellis nocht myn 



23 Februar 1606 
being the last Son- 
day at xj houris at 
evin in Westhall my 
dochter Magdalen 
wes baptisit [sic] born 
and baptisit be Mr 
Henry Duncane quha 
mareit me Hir god 
fa theris James Ogilvy 
of Dyntron Henry 
Ramsay of Ardony 
Mr Henry Duncane 
and Wille Graham 
Hir godmotheris 
Dame Magdalen 
Levingstoun Lady 
Dudop Magdalen 
Wedderburn my 
brotheris dochter 



xxix August 1602 being sonday at 
4 houris in the morneng my sone Alex- 
ander wes borne and wes baptisit on 
Tysday thairefter in the eist Kyrk of 
Dundie be Mr James Robertsone mini- 
ster of Dundie. His godfatheris Mr 
Alexander Wedderburn common clerk 
of Dundie Mr Johne Lovell Mr William 
Fergusone Alexander Broun His god- 
motheris Jonet Wedderburn spous to 
William Davidsone Euffam Gray Jonet 
Blyth spous to Walter Rollok 

ix Februar 1604 on Sonday at 8 
houris at evin my dochter Issobel wes 
born and baptisit on Tuesday thairefter 
the 2j Februar be Mr. James Robert- 
sone minister of Dundie in the litil eist 
kyrk Hir godfatheris Thomas Gardyn 
Walter Rollok William Davidsone elder 
Alexander Wedderburn younger Hir 
god motheris Issobell Beton my gude 
sister Issobell Kyd spous to Alexander 
Smyth and Issobel Aberdene spous to 
Andro Hill 

Upoun the xxv of Marche 1590 beand /oi. 23^. 
Weddinsday att aucht houris at evin Helen 
my eldest dochter wes born Hir god- 



1 This family register was made subsequent to 23rd Feb. 1606. Four years 
later, 1610, David's fourth son, and youngest child, was born, and two daughters 
of his were married. He then rewrote the register in another part of the book, 
adding one or two particulars, and bringing it up to date. SeeJ>osi, pp. 122, 123, 
where some notes on the persons named are given. 



48 



COMPT BUIK OF 



Upoun fryday efter twelf 
in the nycht a litell the 7 
of September 1599 David 
my sone wes born and wes 
baptisit on Sonday thair- 
efter the 9 of September 
be Mr James Robertson 
minister His godfatheris 
William Man bailie Wil- 
liam Duncane chirugian 
David Coustoun Alexan- 
der Cokburn Johne Sche- 
vanDavidOgilvyThirsuld 
haif bene his godmotheris 
Helen Ramsay the clerkis 
wyf Margaret my sister 
and Euffame Scott 

Upoun the last of 
August 1600 being Mon- 
onday my fyfth dochter 
Katharen wes born and 
baptisit on Sonday thair- 
efter Hir godfatheris Mr 
James Robertsone mini- 
ster and Patrik Lyoun 
bailie Johne Betoun Hir 
godmotheris my sister 
Katharen and Katharen 
Erskyn lady Westhall at 
9 houris in the day 

The 6 of September 
1601 James my sone born 
att 12 houris at evin and 
baptisit the xv of Sep- 
tember being tyseday be 
Mr James Robertsone 
minister witnes Sir James 



fatheris James Durhame of Pitkerro 
Mr James Rutherfurd and Petir 
Clayhillis Hir godmotheris Helene 
Ramsay Helen Cokburn Lady West- 
liall and Cristian Clayhillis 

Upoun the 28 of December 1592 
at 4 houris in the morning beand 
Weddinsday my second dochter 
Euffame wes born Hir godfatheris 
Johne Og ^ Mr Alexander Wedder- 
burn Johne Ogilvy James Betoun 
of Westhall Hir godmotheris Euf- 
fame Wischert gudwyf of Persy 
Euffame Coustoun Margaret Car- 
negy spous to Johne Peirsone 

beand Weddinsday Januar 

Upoun the xxv day of December ^ 
1595 at thre houris in the morning 
beand Weddinsday my third dochter 
Mettie wes born Hir godfatheris 
Alexander Peirsone Robert Wed- 
derburn David Zeaman godmotheris 
Mt Elspet Symmer Agnes Gib- 
soun Helen Beton gudewyf of Ar- 
downy 

Upoun the 14 of May 1598 beand 
Fryday at sex houris at evin Jonet 
my fourth dochter wes born Hir 
godfatheris Henry Ramsay of Ar- 
dony Johne Scrymgeour Alexander 
Jak mercheand Hir godmotheris 
Jonet Betoun Margaret Wedder- 
burn and Katharen Wedderburn 



Scrymgeour of Dudop 
knycht James Halybur- 
toun of Petcur James Betoun of Westhall and James Wedder- 
burn my brother. Hir godmotheris Margaret Moncur spous 
to William Spens and Margaret Scrymgeour Mr. James 
Robertsons wyf. 

1 'Johne Og,' deleted in original MS.; apparently first part of Johne Ogilvy.' 

2 'December,' deleted in original MS. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 49 

17 Apryle 93 foi. 24*. 

Schippit with Petir Clayhillis 3 pokis vaid twa of the R and His bill 
ros ane ane of the ros and figour of 4 in Patrik Knychtis creir 

Schippit with Johne Mylne in the Rea James Gudlet master 
twa pokis vad ane of the R and ros and the uther of the ros 
and figour of 90 half a last les of the croun The rest on coper 

Schippit with Robert my brother ane pok vad of the ros Merkis to be 
and figour of 50 all my vad is markit with this by mark besyd ^^^^^ ^ ^ ^"^ 
of blak Ink W schippit in David Smythis schip 

Schippit with Alexander Rychardsone in the William 12 elln 
hardin at 32*^ the eln 12 xxx^^ the eln 15 eln 3 s the eln 4 s 
XXV eln 32^ xij eln 32^ of lyning xlij in twa xxj peces eln 4 s vj** 
to be warit on coper 

A win me a work of Agin 

Giffin him a bill and a ryng of gold to gif Thomas Guthre 
or els bring it hame agane gif he get na answer 

3 Juny 93 obligatioun 

Four [pokis] in the seller sauld to Roger Melvill for xxxv lib 
the pok and all byganis betwix us for quhatsoever caus dis- 
chargit 

XX 13 peces sex peces with this mark 6VL ^ ^i b 

William Stewert and 7 peces with this mark 7VL 

18 peces 1 pece contenand 19 ell 

16 peces and 14 

XV peces 1 eln xv^^ 8 ell 8 ell 

29 

32 

18 eln 2t 

29 
David 13 

Ratray 24 xij xx x ell 

30 

24 

xiij 2t 

24 
12 peces xvj 2t 



^ All the entries on this page deleted in the MS. 

D 



50 COMPT BUIK OF 



fol. 25a 





XUJ 






xxij 






xiij 
25 






31 






31 2t 


xij^'^ 14 ell 




lelnSt 






. 13 






38 2^ 




James Broun 


12 




9 peces 


14 

19 




in the pres 


51 ells 

24 

14 




Alexander Cokburn 15 


5 peces vj^^ 8 ellis 




23 


Cum hame agane onsauld 




xxij February 1592 


Receavit fra William Loky 


xiij ell 


fra him 




24 


fra him 




22 


fra him 




24 4^^ 3 ell 




Andro Nische 


fra him 




38 ell 2 t 


fra him 




16 2t55 




Cristell Eleis 



fra him 31 ell 2 1 

fra him 31 ell 

fra him 12 3^M4 2t 

Summa 40 lib xxx*^ at xxij lib xiij s 4^^ the hundreth 

3 Martij 1592 

Receavit and coft fra William Loky 30 ell 
fra him xxix 

fra him xiij ell 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 51 

Cristell Eleis 

Coft and receavit fra him xxiiij ell 

fra him xiij ell 

Summa xx lib v* 

William Loky 

Coft fra him fiftie ane ell Cost 4 s 4 d the eln 

Summa xj lib xij d restis awin him vj s half merk 

Cristell Eleis 

Coft fra him Ij fiftie ell a half at fourtie fy ve ^ the do 
fra him xviij ell a half at the sam pryce 

Summa xiij lib xv d les 

restis awin me 35^ S^ 

William Loky M 25^ 

Coft fra him jc 3 ell at xxij lib the hundredth in sex peces 
viz xxvij 37 ell 2t 16 18 11 2 1 13 

1 2 3 4 5 6 

Item v^'^ xviij ellis in 7 peces at xxj lib the hundreth 
2t 2t 2t 2t 

vizinanepece 28 14 14 15 21 12 12 

12 3 4 5 6 7 
Summa 43 lib 

Crystel Eleis 

Coft fra him xxix ellis 

ane pece of xxiiij ellis a half 

Item xviij ellis 3 

Item fourtene ellis 3 

Summa xvj lib xv^ les 
Warrantis xij s j d to be dely verit to Cristel Eleis 

Cristel Eleis 

xiij ellis at 42 s the do 

xiij ellis 2* at 42 s the do Summa 4 lib 6« 8^ 

Andro Nische 
xxiij ellis at 41 s the do 



52 COMPT BUIK OF 

XV ellis at 4^ the do Is 38 ellis Summa vj lib 9 s x^ 
Receavit a auld ros noble and he hes mair xxiij s vj d 

nor his payment quhilk William Loky suld haif and William 

Loky wantis 36 s vj d 

Item coft fra a man in Fyf 42 elnis lynning at 40 d the eln 

Summa 7 lib 

C E 

a quhyt Item 8 /do/ Hardin at 3 s the eln Summa xiij lib 

markNB jtem coft fra Johne Cokburn 37 ell 2t lyning at 44« vj^ 

the do 

Item fra him xij elis lyning at 44 s vj d the do 

Summa 8 lib 18 s iiij d 
/oi. 26» C E Brossellis 12 s mibbis [?] 

a biak mark Item coft 9 firlettis meill cost 9 lib fra ane man besyd 

C E Chapeltoun servitour to Moncur 

Coft fra him xlviij elnis 2t grene lyning at v^ 8*^ the eln 
1 elnis Summa xiij lib xiiij s x d 
Q-Q Of our awin xxj ellis lyning worth v^ the eln 

a quhyt mark o ti q 

oumma vlib v^ 
Delyverit for a kow xij merkis and a xxv^ pece 
27 May 93 Lent Johne Strathouchin a auld ros noble to William David- 

sonis clerk a auld ros noble to pay me it agane on Setterday 
nixt 

Lent William Cokburn four pistolattis in ane to be payit 
on Settirday nixt 

Coft fra Andro Rae fleschour xxiij ellis 
Item fra him xxiij ellis all in ane pece 
Item in twa sindre peces xij ellis viz ane xx the uther xxj 
Summa xv lib 8 s at 44 d the eln 
^ CE Send to Cristell to bleitsche xxv ellis a half gren at v^ 

a blak mark ^ 

the eln 

Item to him of the sam sort xxv ellis a half gren lyning 
Send to him xxiiij ellis grene lyning at 4^ vj^ the eln 
Send to him xxiij ellis of the sam sort 
Send to him 14 ellis a half at 4 s the eln 
Send to him xv ellis a half grene lyning at 44** the eln 
Item 24 ellis grene lyning of our awin price v^ j^ the eln 
Summa vj lib xij® 
/oi.z6\ forWoll301ib 



CE 

markit blak 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 53 

XXV 

XV Apryle 1598 

Payit to Robert Schorswod in presens of Andro Mathew 
and his eldest sone Andro compleit payment of my outred of 
my half quarter of the crear to Norroway presently bound 
God willing extending to xiij lib 3 d and he is oblist to mak a 
compt of the sailing and waris and victuallis efter the compt 
quhilk Andro Mathow hes wryttin and is in his handis efter 
his hamecuming And I am payit for my beir 

Mair Robert hes receavit ane half barrel of pik of myne 
price 7^ quhilk he sail delyver in the first end of the sailing 
and releve fiftie^ worth of beir extending as I haif sauld at xj 
merkis the boll to pekis And siclyk hes receavit of myn 
twa pekis beir Thir to be sauld for Hamis or to be brocht 
hame in money or waris as he dois to him self 

Siclyk to creaf a compt of Robert of hir auld siellis and 
tacle and haill schippis geir 

4 July 98 
Comptit with Robert Schorswod restis x lib a mark receavit 
the merk and all thingis payit Item awin me for 7^ for 
pik a merk for the tow 

4 Martij 1601 
Lent James Symsone^ my cradell of aik 
Item lent thame [sic] 

I Thomas Cokburne ^ burges off Dundie granttis me to have/o/. 27». 
ressavit fra my gouid frend David Wedderburrine thrie poundis 
Stirling quhilk I sail wair God willing in gouid sufficient Inglis 
beir and sail schip this same God willing in James Hayis bairk 
the 18 da off September 1596 

Thomas Cokbrine 
w* mye hand 
Siklik granttis me to have ressavit fra the said David tuelfF 
schilling Stirling to be warrit as said is togithir with threttine 
ellis off lining cloithe to be sawld and the mony gottine thair- 

^ James Symsone. If this be the James Symsone who married David 
Wedderburn's daughter, Effie, in November 1610, it would appear from this 
entry that she was not his first wife. Eflfie herself borrowed the cradle in 1622. 
See posl, p. 54. 

2 Thomas Cokburne, admitted burgess 19th Jan. 1568. 



54 COMPT BUIK OF 

for to pay for the litting of fouir ellis in skairlit cowUouir to 
his wyfis weilzecoit 

Thomas Cokbrine 
w* my hand 
Item send with him xvij ellis a half 
tuidling to by buttir with 

V August 1622 

Lent Johne Wedderburn^ sone to Robert Wedderburn a 
lite camp bed of aik with my father and motheris armes thairon 
with vj peces of a bodom this for a moneth or thairby 
Lent my cradill of aik to Effie my dochter 
pi. 2j\ xix Maij 1608 hora sexta ameridie aut eocirca Coram his 

testibus Jacobo Rollok chirurgo Johanne Gibsone chirurgo 
Roberto Drumond pinctore et Thomas Vichtan conno- 
tario cum Roberto Wedderburn seniore 
David Wedderburn suis propriis manibus contulit sasinam 
quinque acrarum terrarum arabilium jacentium in Campo lie 
placa schedde de Dudop per Andream Thomsone et Alex- 
andrum Nicoll occupatarum suos tenentes in favorem Thome 
Lyndsay auri-fabri actornato et eo nomine Helene Wedder- 
burn filie legitime dicti Davidis hereditarie salvis vitalibus 
redditibus ejusdem dicti Davidis et Matilda Betoun ejus con- 
jugis durantibus eorum vitae temporibus ac sub reversionibus 
infrascriptis videlicet per constabularium de Dudop pro 
summa mille mercarum et in propria persona dicti Davidis 
persolvendo summam decem solidorum monete scotie 
D Wedderburn 
r ^ ^ 23 May 1608 hora octava ante meridiem aut eocirca 

John Patton -^ ^ , • 

notar has this presentibus ibidem Andrea Guthrie tinctore Johanne 

prove^the'insti- Watson polentario Joanne Smyth calceario et Jacobo 

tutione to the Blak ^ mercatore Joanne Patton notario 

said Alexander 
theron 

Dictus Andreas Guthrie ballivus in precepto Davidis Wed- 
derburn specialiter constitutus contulit sasinam sive insti- 



^ John Wedderburn was second son of Robert Wedderburn, merchant, by 
Eufame Coustoun. He was admitted a burgess loth June 1622, and is frequently 
named in the Dundee Municipal Records , 1613-39. He must have died either s.p. 
or unmarried before 31st December 1642, on which day his only sister, Elizabeth, 
was retoured heir to his and her elder brother, David {Ret. Inq. Gen. xvii. 274). 

Jacobo Blak, merchant, admitted burgess 26th Aug. 1583, on payment of 
70 lib., the remainder being paid on 19th May 1591. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 55 

tutionem Capellanie S Thome Martiris Patricio Gardyn ^ 
pileario actornato Alexandri Wedderburn ejus filio durante 
spatie septem annorum secundum tenorem dicti precepti 
in templo de Dundie acta hec fuerunt per deliberationem 
libri psalmorum etc. D Wedderburn 

24 May 1608 hora nona ante meridiem presentibus Thome 
Teyndel Andrea Crystie Patricio Lowsone et Alexandre 
Wedderburn ^ et patre suo Roberto Wedderburn notario 

David Wedderburne suis propriis manibus contulit sasinam 
Matilde Beton ejus conjugi praedicti^ quinque acrarum ter- 
rarum arabilium sibi pertinentium in vitali redditu pro toto 
tempore vite sue tamen pro solvendo feudifirmarum in veteris 
suis infeofamentis contentum. 

I Johne Thorntoun skipper burges of Dundie be thir pre-/'^. 28*. 
sentis grantis me to have receavit fra the handis of David 
Wedderburn burges of Dundie twentie ane pundis gude and 
usuale money of Scotland Quhairfor be thir presentis I bind 
and obliss me my airis executouris and assignais to thankfully 
and frely delyver to the said David Wedderburn and his for- 
saidis sex barrels gude and sufficient lochbrwm hering and suffi- 
cien treis And that at the arryvall of the schippis and crearis 
hamecuming this viage from Lochbrwm on the schor of Dunde 
Provyding alway that the said David Sail receave only pro rata 
as the schip quhairin I sell sail tak and be ladyn callit 
Klynkebellis sua mony hering as sail fall to the said half 
last And for sua mony as he wantis I sail rander to the said 
David pro rata of his half last the remanent his mony and 
faileing of delyverance of the forsaid hering I bind and oblissis 
me to pay him the heest prices that sua mony sail gif in France 
or Flanderis and for suir observing heirof I am content and 
consentis thir presentis be actit and registrat in the commone 
court buikis of Dundie and decernit to haif the strenth and 



' Patrick Gardyn, bonnetmaker, admitted burgess 4th Oct. 1587. Paid 10 lib. 
as part payment of 20 lib.; remainder paid 1st Aug. 1598. Seeposi, p. 80. 

2 Alexander Wedderburn, son of Robert Wedderburn, notary, occasionally 
witnessed deeds along with his father, and his name appears in Dundee Protocol 
Booksy vols. 262 to 264, for the years 1605-8. Doubtless he predeceased his 
father, as there is no mention of him in the Dundee Records after 1608, nor is he 
named in his father's will, dated 161 1. 

^ Sic in orig. Should be praedictorum to agree with acrarum. 



56 COMPT BUIK OF 

effect of ane decreit of the provest and baileis and thair aucto- 
rities to be interponit with executoriallis of poynding or ward- 
ing to pas thairon in forme as effeiris And to that effect 
constitutis conjunctly and 

severaly my procuratouris in uberiorj forma constitutionis 
promittens de rato In witness quhairof I haif subscry vit thir 
presentis with my hand at Dundie the sext day of September 
the yeir of God j™ v^ four scoir ten yeiris befor thir witnessis 
Johne How Johne Beton Walter Ogilvy David Scrymgeour 
baxter Thorntoune 

Jhone Thorntoune w* may hand 

w* may hand 

9 Januar 1605 
foL 28^- Lent George Mathew my els myn crib and stane till I crafit 

it agane 

Lent Mr William Fergusone ^ ane fair caidge of weir for a 
Laverok 

XXV September 161j 
Send with Thomas Clayhillis and gifin him my lettre thairon 
Ane pece of narro clayth quyt of four schaftis of lent 8 ellis 3 

•^ Magister William Fergusone of Balbeuchlie, physician, was admitted burgess 2ist 
May 1592, by the privilege of David Fergusone, minister of Dunfermline, his father. 
David Fergusone, who figures prominently in the history of the Scottish Reforma- 
tion, was born in Dundee in 1 533, and was one of those Dundee burgesses summoned 
in 1558 to appear in theTolbooth of Edinburgh, to answer the charge of ' wrongus 
using and resting of the Scripture, and disputting upoun erroneous opinions, 
and citing of flesche in Lenterone and utheris forbidding tymes, contrair the 
actis of Parliament.' In 1560 he was appointed first Protestant minister of 
Dunfermline, which position he held till his death on 23rd Aug. 1598. He was 
member of thirty-nine assemblies, and was twice moderator. In literature he is 
known as the compiler of a collection of Scottish proverbs, and his Diary forms 
the foundation of the Historie of the Kirk of Scotland y written by his son-in-law, 
John Row of Carnock. William Fergusone was born at Dunfermline in 1563, 
and settled in Dundee. He entered the town council in 1601, and served 
almost continuously until 1626, frequently holding the offices of bailie, dean of 
guild, and kirkmaster. He was the second husband of David's sister, Katharine, 
daughter of Alexander Wedderburn and Janet Myln, and he died on 26th March 
1627. A splendid monument was erected to his memory in the HowfF, Dundee, 
and still exists, though much defaced. The Latin inscription commemorated 
William Fergusone and his wife, Eupham Kinloch, and was erected by their 
son, William Fergusone, merchant, and his wife, Helen Duncan. This Helen 
Duncan was the daughter of Katharine Wedderburn by her first husband, and 
married the son (by first marriage) of her mother's second husband. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 57 

quarteris to be my wyfis my dochter a veylecot to be littit 
skarlet in London and dycht and gifin him xij^ Stirling and 
quhat mair he debursis for his avancement to pay him a merk 
for ilk shilling Stirling he payis mair on the chargis thairof 
Item to by me a bulk callit Eneme to Athesme 
Quhilk clayth I haif receavit and pay Johne Tait 8 merk 4 s 
for his avancement 

XXV September 161j 
Giffin Adame Thayn and William Howesone x? in presens 
of James Thayn and Robert Howesone sone to the said Wil- 
liam in part of payment of my acris teland this yeir and payit 
12^ in Thomas Auchinlekis of drink 

28 August 161j 
Send with George Auchinlek pakit with James 
Symsones 1^^ ten duble ell of pledding to Bur- 
in the deaux to be sauld and to be warit on wyn and 
Diamont. wad to be schippit with him self and markit with 
this my mark DW 
I Henry Betoun grantis me to haif coft and receavit fra/o/. 29*. 
David Wedderburn twa half pokis Waid quhairwith I am con- 
tent and thairfor oblissis me to pay to the said David threttie 
sex pundis for the ane and threttie fyve pundis for the uther 
at pace nixtocum but delay Be thir presentis subscryvit with 
my hand at Dundie the xx day of December the yeir of God 
jm yc fQyj, scoir ten yeiris befor thir witnessis William New- 
toun James Reky Hendre BeHi w* my hand 

I Henry Betoun grantis me to have coft and receavit fra 
David Wedderburn fyve half pokis waid Ane of the double 
crescent twa of the ros and 90 and twa half pokis of the hairt 
and the ros Quhairwith I am content and thairfor oblissis me 
my airis executouris and assignais to content and pay to the 
said David Wedderburn the sume of aucht scoir auchten pundis 
sex schillingis viij^ The ane half thairof at the xv day of 
August nixtocum and the uther half of the samin at the 
sevint day of September nixt thairefter but ony forder delay 
Be thir presentis subscryvit with my hand at Dundie the sevint 
day of Junij the yeir of God j™ v^ four scoir ellevin yeiris^ 

* Almost all the entries on this and the next five pages are deleted in orig. 



58 



COMPT BUIK OF 



fol. 29''. 



My tua mattis 
and ane tow 
extendis 40 



24 lib payit 
restis 
4 lib v* 



befor thir witnessis James Reky Patrik Durham James Betoun 
of Westhall John Betoun his brother 

Hendre Betoun wt my 
hand 
XV August 91 
Receavit j° xiij of the forsaid swme and all comptis of woU 
and utheris raknit and alio wit and payit and Agnes Smythis 
four lib allowit heirin Item receavit of money fra yow xxx lib 
Item a crown of the sone Item x^ Item v lib Item vj lib xvj s ij d 
for woll litting is 7"^^ 18 lib 4^ ij'^ Item receavit 30*^ restis 
XX lib and I am awin yow for half a stane of woll litting quhilk 
I have payit and all thingis awing is dischargit 

3 October 1591 

All the former obligatione payit and all thingis comptit 
betwix us allowit and payit Except xx lib quhilk the said 
Henry is awin me and I awin him for the litting of half a 
stane blew woll litting Item receavit a merk of this xxlib 
Item receavit for compt on the 27 Februar 91 xvj lib xvij^ 
x^ for woll clayth wiset litting to myself Helen and Johne 
Cantis wyf And sua thair is restand only of all this compt 
thre lib xxxiiij^ 

ix Januar 92 

all allowit and payit 

Nono Septembris 1596 

My lynt weyis 72 stanes 

In fourtie tua boundis 
Sauld to George Balfouris ^ wyf pry or of the Chartour hous 
in presens of Alexander Annand weyhous Mr Michel Cokburn 
David Craufurdis wyf and Bessy Ammand hir servand 



* George Balfour was the fifth son of Andrew Balfour of Mountquhany, and 
was entered burgess on 4th Feb. 1588. He was the first secular holder of the 
office of prior of the Charter House, Perth, and was appointed in 1570, through 
the influence of his elder brother, Sir James Balfour of Pittendreich. He 
demitted his office about 1589, when Sir James Balfour of Pittendreich became 
prior. George Balfour was afterwards designated as ' late prior of the Charter 
House. ' His death took place circa 1600. The name of his wife is not recorded, 
but she is referred to as ' the Lady Pryores ' in a later entry. Se&post, p. 61. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 59 

Thre boundis weyis four stane xj pund for four lib the stane 
Summa xviij lib xv s 

to be payit betuix this and Mertemes nixt 

Mair to hir a bound weyis — a stane v lib pund swa 24 lib to 
be payit at Mertemes 

To Mr Alexanderis wyf fyve stane 1 pund in thre boundis 3 . 

quhairof thre stane and a half wes hir awin the rest awin me vj lib v»Vay>t 
a stane 9 pund is vj lib v s 

To David Peirsone for Alexander Wedderburn ^ younger in 
cuper as his spruis stan xxxj pund in ane bound 



22 September this Thursday fol z^. 

To Grissild Grahame spous to Johne Myln meason ane p j^ \^^ g, 
bound weyis Ane stane xj pund a half Summa 7 lib xxx d les ^j*^ restis xxij' 
thairof awin him, 3 lib x s restis 3 lib 8^ vj^ to be payit within 
a month heirefter 

To the gudwyf of Ardowny Ane bound weyis Ane stane vj lib x" payit 
X pund for 4 lib the stane Is vj lib x^ to be payit betuix this 
and Mertemes nixt 



^ Alexander Wedderburn, younger. This was a member of a branch of the 
family distinct from that to which David Wedderburn belonged, and descended 
from an ancestor earlier in date than David's grandfather. Walter Wedderburn, 
living in the Wellgait of Dundee, circa 1500, and dying about 1522, had three 
sons : David, admitted burgess i6th Oct. 1523 ; William, who became a monk 
in Arbroath; and Andrew, who died before 6th October 1524, when William was 
named his heir. David married, first, Elizabeth Dog, and second, Elizabeth 
Strathauchin, and had by the latter two sons : Robert, who died unmarried, 
and Alexander, born probably about 1550, who settled in Cupar Fife. Alex- 
ander married about 1570 Christian Fairney, and died at Cupar 15th Feb. 1627. 
The confirmation of his will at St. Andrews, 9th Aug. 1627 (vol. viii.), describes 
him as Alexander Wedderburn of Pittormie, and states that his wife was his 
executrix. He had three sons : John, named as his father's heir in 1627; James, 
minister at Moonzie, {Reg. Mag. Sig. 161 2, June 17), who married, and had 
issue ; and William, minister first at Pittenweem, then at Dundee, who married 
Magdalen Wedderburn, daughter of Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie 
(David's brother), and died in 1616, leaving an only surviving child, Margaret, 
who married Dr. Andrew Bruce, principal of St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews. 
This William Wedderburn was made a burgess of Dundee on 9th July 161 1, 
by the privilege of Alexander Wedderburn, ' once bailie of this burgh ' {Roll 
of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee, p. 102). His widow, Magdalen, married Sir 
George Haliburton of Fodderance, President of the Court of Session. 



vj lib V* payit 



60 COMPT BUIK OF 

I To Robert Carnis wyf ane bound sum brokin stakis weyis 

except^^^^'* ane stane xiij pund at 4 lib the stane summa 7 lib x^ to be 
payit instantly 

To Margaret my sister twa boundis weyis 3 stane 14 pund 
XV lib xs payit at 4 lib the stane Summa xv pund twa ^ 

1 To hir to gyf Katharen my sister ane bound weyis ane stane 
9 pund at 4 the stane Summa sex lib V s Thir instantly to be 
payit 

Summa preceding awin To my wyf fyve boundis and 
S Ixij lib v^ to be payit sum lous lynt weyis aucht stane 

32 lib 
Awin Jo" Smyth 
8 lib payit To my ffud mother the Lady Westhall ane bound weyis twa 

payit vj lib 2* ... . 

vj^i restis xxx" stane is 8 lib instantly to be payit 

To Johne Smythis wyf of Denmylnis ane bound weyis ane 
stane 8 pund and a half for 4 lib the stane to be payit 8 dayis 
befor Mertemes nixtocum 

To Jonet Myln spous to Johne Chalmer vrycht ane bound 
• lb d weyis ane stane x pund for 4 lib the stane to be payit 8 dayis 

fol. 30b. befor Mertemes nixtocum 

2 To Margaret my sister twa boundis agane weyis thrie stane 
12 lib 15^ payit ^j^g pund to be payit the day forsaid 4 lib the stane 

I To Thomes Thaynis wyf in Gourdy Ane bound and sum 

receavk and brokin lynt weyis Twa stane and a half a pund at 4 lib the 

7 merk payit stane to be payit 8 dayis befor Mertemes nixtocum 

I payit 6 lib To Mr Alexanderis wyf Helen Ramsay ane bound and sum 

i8s v^ . . 

brokin lynt weyis ane stane xj pund xij unce 4 lib the stane to 

be payit the day forsaid 
x" lib a it in ^^ Bessy Betoun EfFe Hubbertis mother in Westhall ane 
ciayth bound of lynt and sum brokin lynt weyis ane stane and a half 

at 4 lib the stane to be payit 14 dayis efter Youle nixt faileing 

V lib for the stane thairof 
I To William Low smyth ane bound weyis ane stane 9 

6iib6^3 payit p^^jj 4 ^^^^ ^^ ^ jjl^ ^^ stane to be payit at Mertemes 

nixt 
6 lib 3s 9d To his gudmuther quhairfor he is cautioner ane bound weyis 

ane stane a half sten xij unce at 4 lib the stane to be payit the 
I said day 

payit To Jonet Cokburn spous to Thomas Michell maltman ane 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 61 

bound and sum brokin lynt weyis ane stane xij pund at 4 lib 
the stane to be pay it the said day 

sum brokin lynt 

To Bessy Barry relict of George Mudy 2 boundis weyis thre 2 ^ 

stane thre pund iiij unce at 4 lib the stane, to be payit 8 dayis restis 36s 3d 
befor Mertemes nixt /orli". 

To Issobell Maull ane bound weyis ane stane a half at 4 lib ^ 

the stane receavit 3 lib thairof restis xxx s to be payit betuix 6 lib 
this and Mertemes nixt to deduce of this a pund and a half 

To Johne Adame and Issobell Hubbert his spous ane bound vj* 
weyis ane stane and a half at 4 lib the stane to be payit 14 ^ ,., 
dayis efter Youle nixt ciayth restis x» 

To the gudwyf of Ardowny ane bound weyis ane stane 9 ^ 

pund at 4 lib the stane Summa vj lib v s to be payit at Merte- 6 lib vs payit 
mes nixt 

To the Laird of Westhall Tua boundis ane weyis ane stane 
xij pund a half Item ane uther bound weyis ane stane 9 pund 13 lib 7s 6d 
Is in the haill thre stane v pund a half at 4 lib the stane to be recea^t^mair^^' 
payit instantly Summa xiij lib 7^ 6^ Item he is awin me 34 ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^**^ 
merkis for ry Item xj merk befor Summa totius Iv merkis x** 

To the Lady pryores ^ upoun the xv November 9. In presens ^ 

of the Mr of Weyhous servand callit Bessy Carneygy Susanna ^^.|j^ .^^ss restis 
hir servand EufFame Hubbert and Margaret Key delyverit hir 
four boundis lynt weyis sex stane thre pund at 4 lib the stane 
to be payit quhen scho gettis in the ferme quhyt and faileing 
scho and I can nocht agre on the prices thairof to pay me 42 boundis 
absolutly betuix this and pace nixtocum extending to xxiiij lib 
XV ^ Item scho is awin me xl^ of the first lynt sylver Summa 
26 lib XV « 

To my awin wyf ane bound weyis ane stane a half half a 
pund summa 6 lib T 6^ The number 3^^ 9 stane 4 pund 6 lib 2s vjd 

Summa of the haill lynt 13^ 17 lib 14« 8^ 

xxvij October 97 /oi. 31b. 

Delyverit my gud brother the gudeman of Ardowny xij lib 
v'f S^ in part of payment of xv lib for thre bollis seyd aettis 
to be delyverit me at seyd tyme Payit him the rest in gold and 
silver 



^ Lady Pryores. See a«/^, p. 58. 



62 COMPT BUIK OF 

Mair the gudeman restis to my wyf 9 pek meill for sum 
clayth coft be him fra hir 

10 August 1612 

Robert Stibillis ^ hes giffin ye clerk ane acquittance on the 
payment of 4 lib upliftit be the poore out of auld Robertis 
tenement quhilk I payit him of the yeir preceiding this dait 

2 August 1620 

William Weymis intre to our seller takin for a yeir for 4 
lib 6^ 8*^ in presens of Patrik Kyd bailie in his hous and siclyk 
the uther seller for that sam price 

Ultimo Januarij 1594 
This is the dait quhair William Allerdyse is actit in the 



^ Robert Stibillis (or Stibbles), son of ' the late John Stiblis,' baker, was 
admitted burgess on loth September 1593. In 1608 he was 'reader in the West 
New Kirk,' and when James Robertson, minister of Dundee, renounced the 
office of vicar, on consideration of receiving a fixed stipend, the Town Council 
presented the vicarage to Robert Stibbles on condition that he should ' exercise 
his office of reader within the kirk, and that he sail content and pay the treasurer 
nine score merks yearly during the time that he sail uptak the fruits and profits 
of the vicarage.' During the Presbyterian rule the position of vicar of Dundee 
was not an important one, and Robert Stibbles was put into the place more for 
the purpose of collecting the revenue for the Town Council than of exercising 
the duties of his office. When Episcopacy was established the Bishop of Brechin, 
in 1626, formally approved of Stibbles as vicar, and gave him charge of * the 
books of marriage and baptism,' and settled upon him an annual stipend of ;^20, 
afterwards increased to £2/^. In 1637, when disputes again arose betwixt the 
Episcopalians and Presbyterians, the latter attempted to thrust Stibbles out of 
his office, but Colin Campbell, minister of Dundee, interposed, and protested 
that no harm should be done to this aged servant of the kirk. The Town 
Council, however, had determined to lay hold upon the revenues of the vicarage 
which had greatly increased in value, and they strove to compel Stibbles to sign 
the Solemn League and Covenant. He resisted on the plea that the Bishop of 
Brechin would deprive him of his office if he did so, but the Town Council 
agreed to protect him from any violence on the part of his ecclesiastical superior. 
He signed the Covenant, but afterwards recanted, and although Episcopacy was 
abolished in 1638 Stibbles was permitted to retain the vicarage, the dues of 
which had again dwindled away. In 1642 the Council set in tack to Robert 
Stibbles and his heirs the vicarage teinds of Dundee for three years for one 
hundred pounds yearly, and empowered him to collect the duties for the three 
previous years on payment of two hundred merks. The date of his death is not 
recorded, but it must have taken place about 1645. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 63 

court buikis of Dundie for xx^ furth of his land to me as 
chaplen of St Margaretis chaplenry 

David Rollokis compt I debursit on the hous foi. 32^ 

The 8 of Januar 1590 

Payit to Alexander Lovell for half a chalder 

Lym 48« . 41ib4« 

Item to the pynouris for bering it and to the 

deacon ...... 4^ 

Item to the skletter for redding the guttouris 

and mending the riging of the hous . vj^ 
Item to Maxwell the wrycht and for tymber 

and to a messoun for the stoup of aik 

to the chymnay and ye bit to be the zet x^ 
Item to the deill for the bak yet and the 

sawing of it and bringing it fra the 

schore ....... x^ 

Item for ane band of Iron thairto and mend- 
ing the uther band . . . . vj^ 8^ 

Item for half a hundreth dore neil . . tua ^ 
For plenschoire nell ..... xvj*^ 

Item for a lock and key thairto and ouer lap 

nell to the lok and tua barre nellis . x^ 8*^ 
Item to the wrycht Maxwell for making the 

zet vj«8d 

Item for redding the passagis of the clossit 

and mending it . . . . . 3^ 4*^ 
Item fur twa ruf sparis to Robert Bruce 

maryner xvjs and sawing of thame thre s 

and careing of thame vjd to the hous to 

be the barres zaet .... 

Item for Naellis thairto . . . . 4^ 3^ viij<* viij^ 
Item for the Wrycht for making of it . . vj^ 8^ 
Item for the lok bandis and cruikis thairto 

and steaple (Home the smyth) and bar to 

the Mid zet and the ynner keys to the 

lok and warkmanschip and nellis . . x^ 
Item for xij Led of sand to the hous . . xij^ 8** 



64 COMPT BUIK OF 

Item to skletter for the sam . . v lib 

Item for lym and sand and his wark . . xx^ 
Item to Waltir Key the messonis Patrik 
Loury his man and for the tymmer to 
the cheik of the foir dore and lyntell 
thairof and in putting of the lyntell . v» 
Item for twa crukis and a knob thairto to 
Thomas Hennis man .... 

Item for mending the pethin w* and the fluir 
at the chalmer dore to Androw Dog 
messon ...... tua ^ 

Item for mending the Mullenis in the sylling xvj^ 

XXV August 91 
^' is 40^ All comptis raknit and allowit betuix us He restis 

awin me xij lib quhilk is pay it except xP 

foi. 33^.1 9 Februar 1610 

Dely verit Johne Donaldsone meassoun xxx^ in part of pay- 
ment of muk Item gef him in part of payment of Keill of 
befor a 2 merk pece Item a 6^ pece Item x^ for his taxa- 
tione 

Eodem die 

Delyverit to Thomas Neilsone a half merk pece in part of 
payment of 2 merk and a half for his muk quhilk I coft Item 
gifin him 4s for the first dayis labour to fill and hes feit him of 
that pryce to fill muk quhill my beir seid be done 

Alexander Rychardsone is actit to pay me xl lib at Witson- 
day nixt in presens of William Duncane and James Carmichaell 
baileis 

Eodem die 

Delyverit Adame Scrymgeour xx^ in part of payment to 
muk my acris 

July 161j 

Memorandum My remissioun anent mair taking then x 
merkis for the hundreth merkis is insert with the provest 

i/t?/. 32b blank. 




DAVID WEDDERBURNE 65 

William Duncanis remissione all in Ane And in his Custodie 
My compositione with my lord of Burly wes lij merkis in all by 
my expensis quhilk wes xl merkis abyding x dayis togidder in 
Edinburgh thairon. It wes on the day of July 161j yeiris 

past eodem die and wes of that dait confirmit under the gryt seill 
Delyverit Andrew Guld my 2 harrowis 24 byndis thairin with 
a pair heunt and twa brodis wyddis He is oblist to rander me 
thame agane and to harrow my acris at all occasiones thairfor 
and he receavit 2 swingle treis with iron cleikis theron 

2 July 161j 

Androw Guld restis awin me xv yeiris dewety of 3^ be yeir 
I haif out of his hous 

Sexto Januarij 1591 foi- 33**- 

Send with Thomas Cokburn in the first in the I^youn thre- 
scoir ellis lyning bred clayth cost the eln . . • xij^ 

Item with him sex /do/ of bleitschet narow clayth cost the 
eln ......... . sex^ 

Item with him thee /do/ of gren clayth cost the eln x^ 8^ 

Item with him xj ellis gren clayth that is small cost the 
eln x^ 

26 Januar 1619 

Lent Androw Thomsone at the West port my hinging lok to 
put on Johne Smallis barn dor with the key Quhilk he hes as yit 

Send with Henry Balfor in the said schip Ixij ellis etc bred 
clayth cost of the eln . . . . . . • xij^ 

Item with him v /do/ narow bleitschit clayth cost the eln vi^ 

Item with him xxxij ellis grene clayth cost v^ the eln xP awin 
me be Henry Balfour ^ fo^he'ha'dotis 

Send with Jeromye Strathouchin in the said schip 48 ellis The income 
bred clayth cost the eln xij^ 

Item with him xl ellis bleitschit claith at vi^ the eln 

Item my wyf receavit x^ 

xij Februar 96 

Memorandum I recavit of Alexander Peirsonis 8 lib 4^ les 
Destributit it as followis viz for dry fisches a /do/ 34^ for 

£ 



66 COMPT BUIK OF 

8s unce silk 16^ 8^ Item for lynt 8 merk x^ Item to the 
officeris 6' 8^ 

Summa restis awin me 14^ 

Memorandum Alexander Rann is awin me a boll quhyt anent 
Mr James Rutherfurd Item a corsbow plelok bow a swird staf 
and a buikis of fisches 

Memorandum I haif to pay Issobell ^ v lib 2^ for hir clayth 
quhilk Henry hir brother hes receavit in hir name 

foi. 34». xxvj January 1596 

Coft fra Bessy Betoun i 24 ellis a half bred lyning cost 7^ 2*^ 
the eln Summa 8 lib xj^ 

xxvj February 96 
Coft fra Johne Adam and Issobell Hubert his spous xx ellis 
lyning for vj lib quhilk is allowit for my lynt sylver 

22 May 1620 
Henry Betoun my wyffis brother is awin me 3 lib 12^ he 
boreit fra my wyf Item 8^ I payit to Doctor Traell for medi- 
cinis to him and his dochter 

XXV Februar 96 
Memorandum xxiij pund of lynt Alexander Kynmond awin 
me at v merk a half the stane quhilk wes coft a yeir by past 

XXV February 96 

Memorandum receavit fra Alexander Kynmond S lib 9^ in 
compleit payment of my lynt quhilk I payit to Robert 
Schorswod for collis in Thomas Stewertis hous And the said 
Alexander is payit of 3 yeiris dichting of clayth as he declarit 
wes awin him viz hes retenit 36^ vjd by my allowance of 14^ vj^ 
and 7^ 6^ he wes awin me befor Albeit that be of verrete it 
is put a yeir befor and payit the said Alexander of all comptis 
betwix us till 4^ Sua that the said Alexander hes onjustly 
of me 36' vj^^ Item he retenit 3« of the said 3 lib 9' therefter 

Memorandum eodem die All comptis betuix David Melvill 
litster and me is comptit and all payit and I gef him a pynt of 
wyn in Thomas Stewertis hous Albeit I comptit nocht with 
him for the extractis of my sasine 

* Probably Issobell Betoun, sister of David Wedderburn's wife. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 6T 

John Ogilvy to Flanders fol. y^. 

XV August 1595 

Coft equaly betuix me and Johne Ogilvy xj /do/ Hardin 
fra Jonet Beton cost my part . . . . 8 lib 8^ 

Send to hes buith of my awin thre /do/ Hardin cost v lib 8^ 

Send with him my equale half of four hundreth and xxx 
double ellis pledding coft betuix us fra Johne Thayn 

Item of my half of xxxij ellis a half sey coft fra him cost 
me 8^^ lib 

Send with him my equale half of ane hundreth and xviij double 
ellis pledding coft fra Adame Leyth cost my part . 47 lib 3* 

XX Junii 97 
Lent Mr. Alexander a x^ pece to pay the coll men 

24 Februar 96 
Lent Robert Wedderburn mercheand first xx lib and nixt 

uther XX lib Summa xl lib to be payit quhen I pleis Westhall 

24 lib Alexander Blyth and William Walker 37 lib 
Item lent Gilbert Thomsone maltman 7 lib for Iron 
Item my gudmother 6 lib xl*^ les lent Item lent hir xxx^ 
Item Alexander Peirsone 6 lib lent bysak ^ lent him 2 merk 
Item the constable David Maullis sylver and Johne Scrym- 

geouris 7^ and 40^ 

Item Petir Clayhillis lent him Ixx lib in v lib peces 

Item lent him in Johne Fullertonis xv lib A merk to be payit 

quhen I requyr Item j*' lib 

Receavit agane the j*' lib fra Margaret ^ my sister 

16 Martij 96 

Lent young Robert Kyd xxlib Johne Robsone awin me 7 lib 

of the 2 bollis meill Anent 
James Gibsone 7 merkis Alexander Jaksone 



1 Bysak = Sir Alexander Lindsay of Boysack. See post., p. 174. 

2 Margaret Wedderburn, sister of David Wedderburn, married Peter Clay- 
hills, junr., about 1583. She died towards the close of 161 7, having had a son, 
Alexander, and two daughters, Margaret and Helen. See/<7J/, p. 70. 



68 COMPT BUIK OF 

16 Martij 96 
Lent James Kyd sone to Archibald Kyd x lib in Inglis money 
to be payit this day 8 dayis under the pane of dubling thairof 

Eodem die 
Lent Robert Smyth xx lib to be payit the nixt ouk but faill 

foi. 35a xxj September 95 ^ 

Send with James my brother vj ellis a half small lyning cost 
xv^ the eln to by me als guddie fyn Inglis clayth to be my self 
ane cot of blak viz ane yard that be not sa fyn as this pece I 
send with him Receavit it 

Send with James Lovell elder xiij ellis fyn lyning at xvj^ 
the eln 

t^?^ek°anTpS ^*^^ ^^^ P^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ ^^"^ "^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ 
scheitt and the ell 

Item Tua peces of lenth xxxiij ellis at x^ vj^ the ell 

Item four /do/ gryt lyning at 4^ 8*^ the eln 

Item XX ellis tuidling at v^ the ell 

Sell thes in Ingland or Burdeaux he thinkis best and as he 
decernis maist profitable gif the wyn be guide chaip or on the 
best sort of waid to wair the fre money gottin for the clayth 
thairon and to mark with my mark and schip it ham with him 
self the first way v Januar 95 receavit the report ^ 

Send with Johne Myln xiij barrellis full of heringis to Dams- 
ken Johne Ogilvy gef him my commissioun viz the ane half of 
the fre money gottin for thame to be warit on pes the uther 
half on lynt or iron etc to be send hame equaly in the tua 
schippis with him 
Alexander Send with Thomas Nicoll in the closfre to Bordeaux thre- 

Ramsay a pun- g^j^jj. ^eillis markit with his awin mark to be sauld to my proffit 

schon quhyt . i i 

wyn sauld to and the fre money to be want on wyn or a pok wad 
eorge gi vy William Lochmalony awin me on his act 9 lib barrellis 
hering 

Memorandum to receave fra Alexander Duncane conforme 
to Thomas Guthreis commissione Quhilk is in my counter 

^ Almost all this and the next five pages erased in MS. 

^ At this period the year was reckoned from 25th March to 24th March, so that 
January '95 followed Sept. '95. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 69 

Octavo Octobris 1596 foL as" 

In presens of William Man bailie and the Clerk David Abir- 
cromby^ of Pittelpie as principall and James Abircromby 
maryner his brother actit thame conjunctly and severaly to 
pay to me David Wedderburn %^^ lib betuix this and Mertemes 
nixt pro vy ding in caise they payit me j*' lib four dayis pre- 
ceiding togidder with a boll of sufficient aitmeill the nixt ouk 
thay to be fred of the 8^^ lb 

4 February 96 
David Aberdene awin me 8 lib 8^ assignat to me be David 
Robesone quhairfor the said David Robesone hes receavit fra 
me compleit payment in presens of Thomas Robertson Johne 
Esak 

xxiiij January 96 

Memorandum lent Andro Matheson on his obligatione four- 

scoir lib Henry Betoun my wyffis brother x lib for 3 ellis clayth 

instantly to be payit 

restis presently 2 merkis 

Memorandum David Barclay awin me 8 lib iij^ ¥■ for 3 ellis 
a half cloking clayth 

Receavit 3 lib xl*^ thairof 



^ David Abercromby was the grandson of Andrew Abercromby of Pittelpie or 
Pitalpin, who was Provost of Dundee in 15 13. Andrew Abercromby belonged 
to the old Fifeshire family of Abercrombys of that ilk, and was a prominent 
merchant in Dundee, his name being attached to the Letter of Guildry granted in 
Oct. I5I5' He founded the altar dedicated to S. Barbara in the parish church, 
Dundee, and in 1521 he executed a charter granting an annual rent from fourteen 
different tenements which he had in Dundee, and from his estate of Gibliston, in 
Fife, to furnish the aimual fee of the chaplain. This fee was restricted to twenty 
merks for the chaplain, the remainder to be distributed among the poor of 
Dundee. He also founded the monastery of Blackfriars in Dundee, the last 
religious institution of the kind established in the burgh. This building must 
have been destroyed previous to 1561, as in that year Queen Mary conferred the 
lands and endowments upon the Town Council. Andrew Abercromby's wife, 
Elizabeth Barry, survived him, for in 1 526 she consented to the payment of an 
annual sum to the Collegiate Kirk of Crail for masses to be said for the repose 
of the soul of her late husband. David Abercromby of Pitalpin, mentioned 
above, was admitted burgess on i8th February 1584 on payment of 10 lib. He 
had a son. Captain Andrew Abercromby, who died previous to 1637, as in that 
year his son Andrew was retoured his heir. James Abercromby, mariner, was 
the younger brother of David, and was admitted burgess on 7th August 1582. 
He had one daughter, Elizabeth, married to William Walker, and his grandson, 
James Walker, was retoured as his heir in 1631. 



70 COMPT BUIK OF 

Memorandum my gudmother the Lady Westhall hes 3 scheip 
of ouris Item awin me vj lib xl^ les for lynt 7 quarteris viz 
Memorandum The laird of Westhall has a cow of ouris 
James Bowar awin me 7 lib for the pece of gold 

XXV November 96 

Lent the gudman of Logy fourtie Rychard Thayn fourtie 
pundis viz first threttie lib and next ten lib to be payit at 
Youle nixt 

Maid out David Maullis sylver and Johne Scrymgeour is awin 
me V lib be the constable 

Henry Beton my wyffis brother Ane hundreth lib and 4 boUis 
meill awin conforme to his obligatione to be maid to me thairof 
be him and his cautioneris the gudman of Ardowny and Alex- 
ander Peirson 

Henry restis awin ane boll of the said meill to us 

y^/ 36a. xvj September 1595 

Coft fra the Anstruder man half a last of heringis and payit 
for thame and send [delete] for the salting and girding and 
all chargis to Johne Roger And send thame to Lupky cost Ij lib 
Item 38^ for chargis on the hering 

Item send with him four auld rosnoblis and a prince dollour 
and the eastwart fraucht 

Coft half a quarter of the Thomas fra Robert Schorswod 
with hir new saellis new cablis to wis 3 ankris bot and redschip 

for fiftie lib hir outred x lib Item mair 3 lib of outred payit 

all to Alexander Renken payit to him 17^ vj'^ for the schilderis 
meittis 

Eodem die 

Delyverit young Petir Clayhillis my gud brother^ on his 
obligatione ane hundreth and fiftie lib And he to delyver me 
fiftie crwnis of gold and wecht in Burdeaux at his or the schipis 
first arryval to Burdeaux callit the Androw 

Item he to receave fra Michel Cokburn Alexander Cokburn 
cautioner for him aucht crownis a half gold and wecht in 
Burdeaux 



1 Petir Clayhillis married Margaret Wedderburn, David Wedderburn's sister. 
See antet p. 67. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 71 

Petir to wair thir fiftie aucht crunes and a half of the son of 
gold and wecht on gude wynis the ane half on quhyt wynis the 
uther half on clarit wynis and gude treis gif he cumis hame the 
hieway ffailzeing to send hame the equale halfis waring with 
the first and the rest to retene and war it als oft and als pro- 
ffitable as his awn and to mark myn with my awin mark. D.W. 

24 Januar 96 Comptit with foi. 36^ 

Thomas Cokburn of this following restis awin me j° merkis 

Send with Thomas Cokburn 3 lib Stirling to lyn to be warit 
on Inglis cider Item xijs Stirling to be warit as said is Item 
13 elnis lyning with 4 ellis quhyt to be littit wilec Item 17 ellis 
a half tuidling to by batte 

Send with Robert Schorswod to Flanderis xxx auld half 
merk peces to by me half a last of Ingzeonis and the remains 
on Aplis and to schip the same in the Swallow with him self 

Send with Johne Roger to Lupky half a last hering with four 
auld rosnoblis a prince dolour and the eastwart fraucht to be 
of my part of the Thomas extending to half a quarter to be warit 
on Suadins gad Iron and oismontis equaly bot gif thai may geit 
pece gude chaip to wair the money on pece and mark the sam 
with my awin mark and to schip the sam with him self in the 
sam schip 

Send in the Falcon to Spane with Walter Renkene auchten 
scoir fourten elnis lyning to be pakit in a new salmond tre markit in 27 peces 
with my awin mark at bayth the heidis and the middis and to 
be sauld and the fre money to be warit ^ ^^° ^ ^ 

Coft fra Mr Alexander twa barrele salmond cost me Ix lib ^ he restis awin me 

On gren gif they cum hame the hieway and may haif the scidy sYimond* 
pund for 4 ducatis utherwayis gif it may not be haid of that ^^ ^^^ 
price to wair it on gude wynes sum alagant. therof they cuming 
hame the hie way Bot gif they gang to ony uther port that ye 
len my money for 4 pund the ducat and failzeing to sic a suir 
hand that ye will answer for ffaileing thairof to wair it [delete] 
bring it in your purs to send to me in ryellis of 8 mark my geir 
with my awin mark and schip it with your self 



^ The line beginning *Coft' has been interpolated on 1st October 1596, or, more 
probably, the entry beginning ' Send in the Falcon ' has been written over the 
other memorandum. The text should read * to be warit on gren gif they cum, etc. ' 



12 COMPT BUIK OF 

Send with James Fraser in the litell bark quhairof Johne 
Arneill and ar skipperis to Flanders twa barrellis of 

Grange salmond markit be the said James with my awin mark 
Item 3 peces of small lyning the eln bred cost the eln xvj^ 
extending in 2 peces to xl elnis In ane pece to xij ellis Item 
2 oxin hydis 

XX Junij 1597 

Send with Patrik Gardyn M*" Skipper in William Fyifis 
schip to Dansken xxv lib peces Twa auld rosnoblis Ane new 
rosnoble and tua duble ducattis to be warit on rye gif it be 
within 48 gudlenis and failzeing thairof on lynt a part thairof 
to be schippit in any schip that hapins to be frauchtit 

Petir Clayhillis vj^^ lib for xl crunes to be warit on wyn and 
ryellis 

With Johne Ogilvy or Petir Clayhillis or George Robertsone 
j^ lib worth of lyning and hardin clayth in Flanderis with the 
Andro 

14 September 1607 

Send with Petir Wedderburn my brother sex ellis lange of 
blokit 2 ell bred to be littit sad russet and I to pay a merk for 
ilk testan hes duble messour theron and to bring it hame with 
himself 

foi. 37b. xviij Septembris 1598 

Send with James Neilsone maryner in the schip callit the 
Robert quhairof William Christe is Master under God 

of myn markit with this my mark DW Sex elnis small lyning 
cost the eln ........ xxiiij^ 

Item in S peces 24 ellis small lyning clayth cost the 
eln .......... xvj^ 

Item in 2 peces of 43 ellis small lyning clayth cost the 
eln .......... x^ 

vij ellis markit Item XX ellis quhyt wollin clayth cost the eln . .14^ 
rn?o7womn^ Item XX ellis small lyning cost the eln . . . 14« 

Item xiiij ellis a half cost the eln . . . . x^ 

To be sauld in Burdeaux or in Ingland or ony uther port he 
findis best to commodetie And the fre money to be warit on 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 73 

fyn Burdeaux wynis half clarit half quhyt and to be schippit 
with him self in the said schip and markit with the said mark 
of myn 

ix May 1620 

Send with James Symsone my Hector Boethis in laten weill 
bund and the Kyngis Apologie to Stokholme to be sauld he hes 
promesit to restore it or x lib thairfor or the coper guis pan 

Item he hes my blundewill buk cost me 6 lib 

Item I have directit James to bring me hame a ratsche of a 
gun of fyve quarter lenth 

The act quhair Johne Lovell sone and air of Johne Lovell fol. 38" 
elder is oblist to Helen Wedderburn ^ for 4^ merkis is in the 
court buikis of Dundie the 21 July 1598 

The uther act quhair Johne Lovell elder and James 
Forrester his cautioner ar oblist for the said ¥ merkis is in the 
saidis buikis the 13 November 1596 

Subscryvit be the parties and bailie 

Ane Inhibitione on Bessy Forrester dochter to the said 
James daitit at Edinburgh the 14 February 34 yeir of our liege 
Majesteis regne 1601 D. Fleschour wryter thairto 

14 Apryle 1610 

Coft fra Thomas Neilsone his Muk at the West port and 
payit him thairfor 33« 4^ Item 6^ 8^ 

Item payit to Johne Donaldsone for his Muk thair 4 merk 

Item payit Robert Howesone for his Muk thair 6 lib xF 

Item payit for to James Donaldsone thair v merk for Muk 

Item payit to William Air for his Muk vj lib 17^ x^ 

Payit Adame Crychtoun for outcareing 7 lib 

To Thomas Neilsoun for filling 36^ 

Item to David Thomsone for Muk 4 lib 

Payit Adame Crychtoun for careing it to the land agane 
4 lib 

To William Petre for filling it 47^ 



^ Helen Wedderburn, niece of David Wedderburn, daughter of his brother 
Robert by Elizabeth Lovell. She married Andrew Boyd, and was living, a 
widow, in 1655. The entries referred to are in the Burgh and Head Court 
Records of Du7idee, vols. xix. and xx. 



n COMPT BUIK OF 

8 August 161j 

In presens of David Coustoun, Johne Gibsone harbour Robert 
Drummond paynter in David Blythis heiche loft Androw 
Guthre ^ litster quet me 7 ellis grene clayth litting and I quet 
him my travellis seikand out his fatheris seasing of George 
Gardneris annuel quhilk I oft socht and never fand it at his 
command and I payit 7 vj^ vj^ at thair commandis for wyn 
and the plumes 
y^i 28^. Upoun the v of July 1620 

Receavit 4 boUis meill fra the gudewyf of Balmade^ and 
xvij boUis of befor for bayth thair sones buird thair intre wes 
tua yeir bygane at Witsonday last Robert hes remanit all this 
tyme with us hot Alexander remanit fra the day of July 

to Youle thairefter 

Memorandum^ to perse w the clerk Mr Alexander Wedder- 
burn my brother sone as air and successour to Mr Alexander 
Wedderburn his father and air and successour to Alexander 
Wedderburn commone clerk of Dundie hes gudschir my father 
for the soumes and caussis specefeit in my clame 

Memorandum to persew the constable of Dundie and Thomas 
Wichtan for exhibitione of the constables band maid to me and 
of my provisione I gef him to keip in jugement in the tolbuith 
of the hill quhen I persewit certane persones To the effect I 
may recover my awin conforme to thair band and my provisione 

Memorandum to persew Thomas Halyburtoun* provest of 

^ Androw Guthre, son of the late Andrew Guthre, dyer, admitted burgess 
26th March 161 1. 

* Isabella Beatoun, wife of Alexander Pierson. See anfe, p. 66. 

^ This and the following memoranda were not made on 5th July 1620, that 
date referring only to the entry before the first memorandum. The latter cannot 
have been written till after 1627, as it is clearly subsequent to the death of Alex- 
ander Wedderburn of Kingennie, brother of David, who died in 1626, and to 
that of his second son James, who succeeded him in the clerkship, and died in 
1627. His successor in the clerkship from 1627 to 1633 was his brother Alex- 
ander Wedderburn, second laird of Kingennie, who filled the office during the 
education of James's son Alexander, afterwards Sir Alexander Wedderburn of 
Blackness. The persons named in this paragraph are thus Alexander Wedder- 
burn (David's father), clerk of Dundee 1557 till his death in 1585; his son 
Alexander Wedderburn (David's brother), clerk 1585- 1626 ; and his son (David's 
nephew), clerk 1627-33, who died in 1637. 

^ Thomas Halyburtoun, admitted burgess 15th March 1603; treasurer 1610; 
shore master 161 1 ; bailie 1612-14-16-18-20-22-24-33 ; dean of guild 1615-23-25 ; 
kirk master 1619-21 ; provost 1626 till 1630. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 75 

Dundie for the wrangis intromissione with my fatheris proto- 
colis extending to sex gryt bukis ^ intromettit with him of myn 
in the counsel-hous on the 17 of Marche 1629 and promisit to 
restore thame within 14 day is thairefter or content me of a 
thousand merkis quhilk I askit fra Johne Ramsay and William 
Kyneres baileis sent be him to me in the Kyrkzaird thairfor 

20 Junij 1619 Johne Betonis twa sones interit in our hous 
we haif comptit this day being the 3 May 1620 we haif gottin 
only ane led for meill that wes coft Item 3 bollis meill cum 
from loch Item vj bollis a half meill cum from Lochlaen 
Item the price of half a boll meill Item 13 merkis Item on 
the 12 of August Johne Beton coft in the mercat fra ane man 
callit dwelland in Carmylly ane led of ill meill cost 

4 lib 1^ 8^ and send to our hous being on a Setterday 

XV May 1622 foi 39a. 

At command of Mr William Ferguson bailie Robert 
Thomsone officer in presens of George Chaplen officer and 
Johne Ramsay past to the personal presens of Alexander Jak 
maltman and Nicoll his spous present in thair foir buith 

and arrest it xx lib and 18^ quhilk he confessit he wes awin and 
suld pay for his hous meill to Helen Spalding relict of Robert 
Man messenger for part of payment of 28 lib xv^ awin be hir to 
David Wedderburn conforme to his decreit obtenit laitly on 
hir Siclyk past and arrestit the haill gudis and geir apertening 
to the said Helen being in the handis of Johne Huid ^ teylzeour 
at this present tyme quha confessit certane woll to be in the 
handis of the said Helenis and maid dew intematione heirof to 
thame witnessis the said George and Johne weycht in island 

xvj May 1622 
I obtenit ane decreit befor Andro Mathesone bailie in the 
Hill Thomas Wichtan his clerk on Elspet Coustoun spous to 
Johne Dikie teylzour thair for 4 lib conforme to the said 
Johnis band being now in Thomas Wichtanis handis 

befor the commissaris of Breichen 12 November 1630 
Memorandum to persew William Hill maltman in Dundie 

^ These protocol books are now in the Dundee Charter-room. 
2 Johne Huid, tailor, admitted burgess 7th January 1608. 



76 COMPT BUIK OF 

for 4^^^ lib he is awin me for byroun deweties of my annuelrent of 
4 lib 6® 8^ upliftit be me as chaplen of St Stephanes chaplenry 
furth of his tenement lyand on the eist [delete] south syd of the 
Kyrk wynd of Dundie onpayit sen the dait of my provisione to 
my dimissione of the sam extending to xx yeiris dewetie togidder 
with ten lib assignit be Edward Fraser to me conforme to my 
assignatione Quhairon William Hill in presens of William 
Hill notar Robert Wobster and James Wat^ fleschour hes 
receavit my discharge befor Mertemes last and never gef me 
a d [a penny] therof quhilk I sail prove be the witnessis insert 
thairin and to his ayth 
foi. 39b. Memorandum to crave the clerkschip of the gild conforme 
to my provisione and Mr Alexander Wedderburn for intro- 
missione with the benefittis thairof my domage extending to 
2000 merkis thairby 

foi Ao\ ^^ December 1630 Memorandum to fynd out James 

Thomas^ Boy tour coft fetheis renunciatione of my fyve acris 

and receavit fra me 7 arrable land lyand in the West feild 

thref pes stray and is of Dundie quhair he receavit fyve 

awin me 9^ for ilk thref hundreth pundis for redemptione 

thairof with a thref ait thairof subscryvit be him of the dait 

stray befor in the foir at Dundie the xxv of November 1623 

yeir that sam price and registrat in the register of Angus 

Item awin me 4 merk on the last November 1623 Sub- 



^ James Wat, flesher, son of Andrew Wat, flesher, was admitted burgess 19th 
September 1609. He was born in 1579, and survived till 1641. His tombstone 
is still in existence in the Howff of Dundee, and as several unfounded legends 
have crept into epitaphic literature regarding it, the following exact copy of the 
inscription will be of interest : ' Heir lyis ane godlie and honest man, James 
Wat, Flesher, Bvrges in Dondie, who lived in the holy band of matrimonie with 
Agnes Theane, 38 Zeiris, and did bvir to him 8 childreng. He departit this 
lyif the 26 of Sep. 1641, his age 62,' 

' Come, qvirists al, and sing vith me, 
Hale Iv ja. Hale Iv je,' 

On a shield carved on the stone are the implements of the skinner trade. 

2 Thomas Boy tour of Pilmor, merchant, son of James Boy tour, was admitted 
burgess, gratis, on 14th September 1626. He married in that year Jean, 
daughter of Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie, David's eldest brother. She 
predeceased her husband in November 1 630. The name, which is of French origin, 
appears in Dundee records early in the sixteenth century, and still survives. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 77 

for the meill of the bak scry vit be Mr Alexander Wedderbum 
yard This renunciatione is subscryvit be 

James Fetheis awin hand Patrik Kyn- 
loch witnes Mr Johne Dunmuir notar 
witnes JohneDunmuirhisbrother sone 

12 December 1630 

Memorandum Mr. Henry Feithe ^ coft and receavit fra me 
12 threiffis pes stray at 9^ the thref to have instantly pay it it 
I receavit in Andro Schippertis heiche chalmer fra him only 
13^ It is treuth I promesit his father a dolour for balding his 
200^ merkis I wes awin him betuix Mertemes and Youle 
quhairon I gef my tiket on this conditione gif he requyrit it 
and wald tak it for he kenis quhat truble I had getting him 
that money James Wat Johne Howesone John Ogilvy kenis the 
price All thingis betuix James Fethe and me is payit hot this 
to me that he can for ony cause lay to my charge befor this 
dait Witnes Andro George Muresone and to get of him 
a generall discharge 

Upoun the xvj day of Apryle 1597 foi 40* 

Memorandum Thair is ane registrat Discharge of Alexander 
Lyndsayis mercheand burges of Edinburgh for him self and 
William Lynford in London of xlvij lib Stirling money awin be 
my gud brother Petir Clayhillis bailie to the said Alexander as 
actour and factour for the said Lynford Quhilk Discharge con- Pedr " 
ten is ane obligatione of the said Alexanderis of warrandice of Clayhillis 
all thingis betuix the said Alexander and Petir and betuix the 



Anentis 



* Magister Henry Feithe or Fithie was the son of James Fithie, skinner, and 
was admitted burgess of Dundee, through the privilege of his father, on 9th 
October 1632. He studied at St. Andrews University, took his M.A. degree in 
1621, and was admitted minister of the parish of Benvie in 1627. On 19th 
February 1633 he was presented to the parish of Mains and Strathmartine by 
Charles i. He was accused by the General Assembly, in August 1643, of having 
refused to name the Malignants in his sermon before the Synod, and was ' made 
on his knees to crave pardon and promise amendment.' In September 1649 he 
was deposed, along with seventeen other members of the Synod. He must not 
be confused with another Henry Fithie, A.M., who was minister of Kinnell and 
afterwards of Lundie and Fowlis, and was buried in the West Kirk of Dundee in 
1620. SQQpost^ p. 116. 



78 COMPT BUIK OF 

said Petir and Lynford and the said Alexander taking burding 
on him for the said Lynford discharging the said Petir of all 
befor the said dait betuix thame Siclyk Johne Kippen contenit 
thairin servitour to Lynford to warrand the said Petir registrat 
in Mr. Alexander Gibsonis buikis the day and dait forsaid and 
quhairat I wes present and delyverit to thame in presens of 
Robert Crage Henry Bikertoun notar Johne Peblis in Edin- 
burgh compleit payment in gold of the said sume. D.W. 

Memorandum Kippin forsaid retenis ane discharge of 9>^ 
merkis quhilk he wald not allow in the said 47 lib Stirling 
quhilk he receavit fra me and wald not delyver bak agane in 
presens of the witnessis contenit in the discharge quhilk he 
mon rander and be acomptable to the said Petir for 

Discharge to me of Robert Dunbar of a crown quhilk he 
may charge me with ane obligatione of my brotheris 

Memorandum Upoun the xix of Apryle 1597 In presens of 
Robert Wedderburn mercheand and Robert Guthre fidler I 
delyverit Robert Dunbar servitour to Petir Wedderburn my 
gluffis in satisfactione of a crown Robert my brother maid him 
assert to craif fra me be verteu of my obligatione on my first 
land gottin and hes oblist him this sam wryt to rander me the 
said obligatione This quhen Johne Byris Petir Clayhillis 
Robert and I in the bak chalmer at the boreing of 

money be Petir fra the said Johne ^ 

foi. ^x\ August 93 

Send with Alexander Renkyn ^ xvij'^-^ x ellnis lyning 
bleitshit cost the eln of the half vj^ 8** and the uther half v^ 

^ In the original volume a leaf has been torn out here, and two pages further 
on another leaf has been similarly destroyed. As the book is not continuous, it 
is impossible to tell what these leaves contained. Mr. Alexander Wedderburn, 
Q.C., 47 Cadogan Place, London, has amongst the documents that belonged to 
his grandfather, John Wedderburn of Auchterhouse, a copy of what is supposed 
to have been the entries on these pages, in the handwriting of James Thomson, 
the historian of Dundee, in whose custody the MS. volume was at one time, and 
who made transcripts of some parts of it for Mr. Wedderburn of Auchterhouse. 
If this be a true copy of the missing entries, it shows that the pages contained 
a list of claims which David Wedderburn had against his brother, Alexander 
Wedderburn of Kingennie. See ante, p. 74. 

^ Alexander Renkyn, mariner, brother-german of James Renkyn, shipowner, 
was admitted burgess on 13th January 1589, having paid 10 lib. at that date, and 
the remaining 10 lib. on 24th October 1592. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 79 

The number of peces xx and in 18 peperis packit To be sauld 
quhair he hapnit to mak mercat and to wair it on gren gif it 
may be haid for x frankis or les and to send it hame with a suir 
hand in the first gude schip of our toun that cumis hame the 
hie way utherwayis to len it for a gude frank the best may be 
gottin to a suir hand in the first gude schip that cumis hame 
the hie way this to be markit with my awin mark 

Send with Petir Imbrie a half barrel puder markit with this 
mark ^ myn contenand of wecht wryttin with keill thairon of 
ane sentere and 18 lib wecht and siclyk tua litel barrellis of 
ix pund wecht markit with my awin mark D.W. to be sauld 
quhair he makis mercat to my proffit and war it on sic profit- 
able waring as he dois to himself and gif he waris other in 
Rwen or Burdeaux schip my geir and mark it with my awin 
mark and send it hame in the first gude schip of our toun 
quhairever it be I pray you gif your good counsell and attend- 
ance on Alexander Renkyn to sell my xxviij [delete] 17^^ x elnis 
lyning conforme as I haif gifin him commissione in maner and 
to cause him do the sam 

7 May 1610 foi. 41 

Send with Alexander Broun ^ teylzeour to Londoun xij ellis 
narrow blew clayth Item 7 ellis bred blew clayth thikit to be 
littit violat And hes send with him 19 spynellis of yarn lyning 
Ilk spynell cost me 28^ to sell it and to pay the lit the super- 
flus to be warit on 

Last August 1610 

Send with Patrik Cok ^ teylzeour to London xx ellis 3 
quarter and a half bred Item xv ellis the sam breid ane pece 
of 12 ellis of 3 quarter and nel bred to be sauld to my proffit 
and the fre money to be warit on ry ellis gif thay be gude chaip 
utherwayis to be lent as he thinkis best Sa restis to be 

brocht hame with him self 



1 Alexander Broun, tailor, was admitted burgess 3rd February 1586. He 
entered the town council in 161 3, but only served one year. 

2 Patrik Cok, tailor, paid 40 lib. for his burgess-ship on 20th Nov. 1605. 



80 



COMPT BUIK OF 



fol. 42a. 
Memorandum 
My pak scheittis 
and pak towis 
Patrik Gardyn 2 
retenis thame 
with I gudlen 
and xl gros of 
wrang compt 

I 
5 lib i3« 4^ 
restis xijs 

4 
payit 



Tent of October 1612 

Send my power and commissione with Johne Schorswodis^ 
obligatione of j4 lib and xx lib of penaltie and xx lib for 
ilk charge with Johne Carneygy to persew Johne Schorswod 
and hes gifin commissione to compone and hes promesit him the 
third and the tua part and I haif writtin a lettre to Johne 
Schorswod ane uther to C Cuninghame and his spous And a 
directione to Johne Carneygy The proffit extendis at ane the 
j^ to 7 yeiris or ellis the penaltie 

Quinto Septembris 1597 

I haif liij stane lynt 

In xxxj boundis and a half bound 

Sauld to Euffame Strathouchin spous to William Annand ^ 
ane bound weyis ane stane 4 pund at v merk and a half the 
stane weyis [delete] summa v lib a merk receavit thairof v merk 
in money and a pledge for the rest to be payit x day is befor 
Mertemes nixt restis 42^ 

Sauld to the Lady pryores * the sam day in presens of Alex- 
ander Annand ^ Weyhous Master and Mychell Law four boundis 
lynt weyis 7 stane for v merk a half to be payit at Ten dayis 
befor Mertemes nixt Summa xxv lib iiij^ 

Sauld to Mr Thomas Ramsay^ ministeris wyf 2 boundis 



^ Johne Schorswod or Schirriswod, merchant, was admitted burgess on 15th 
Sep. 1592, on payment of 20 lib. See/C5/, p. 165. 

2 Patrick Gardyn. See ante^ p. 55. 

^ William Annand, mariner, admitted burgess 2nd July 1576. He belonged 
to a family that was eminent in the municipal history of Dundee. Andrew 
Annand was frequently bailie between 1551 and 1567. He held the office of 
weigh-master in 1558, being the first to whom the town council had let the dues 
from the weigh-house for an annual rent. It is recorded that when Queen Mary 
and Darnley visited Dundee in 1565, the provost and magistrates purchased 
from Andrew Annand a * puntion ' of wine for the entertainment of the royal 
guests. Alexander Annand, son of Andrew Annand, succeeded his father as 
weigh-master, and was the first to occupy the new weigh-house built by George 
Lovell in the Vault, Dundee. 

* Lady Pryores. See ante, pp. 58, 61. 

^ Thomas Ramsay entered St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews, 1583, and 
was admitted minister of the combined parishes of Kinnaird and Rossie in 1589. 
In the following year Rossie was made a separate parish, and placed under the 
charge of Ramsay. He died at Rossie 1st Oct. 1597. His widow was Christian 
Rutherfurde, who is mentioned in the text. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 81 

weyis 3 stane 6 pund 4 unce at v merk a half the stane Summa 
vj lib vj^ j^ 

Thairof receavit 6 lib xvj^ the rest to be payit instantly 
Quhilk wes payit efter instantly 

Sauld to James Dogis^ baxteris wyf our nychtbouris ane 
bound weyis stane xiiij pund a half at v merk a half the 
stane to be payit instantly i 

Sauld to Mr Thomas Ramsay ^ ministeris wyf 1 bound weyis ^ * ^'' ^^^'^ 
ane stane xj pund at v merk a half the stane Summa v lib s lib 13* x^ 
xij^ 10^ to be payit quhen I requyr it v'merk 

Sauld to Elspet Maxwell the brokin bound weyis a stane ^^^^^ 
summa v merk a half to be payit xij dayis befor Mertemes nixt 
and receavit a spone in pledge thairof 

13 September 97 foi, Afi\ 

Sauld to Margaret Myln spous to Robert Wedderburn ^ my 2 

father brother in presens of John Steill hir servand Elspit 
Id wye and the gudwyf of the weyhous and hir weman Tua receavit 48s 
boundis lynt weyis thre stanes tua pund four unce les at v firfot salt^ ^ 
merk the stane to be payit x dayis befor Mertemes nixt 

Sauld to Elspit Idw^ye ane bound lynt weyis ane stane xj i 

pund wecht at v merk the stane and a half to be payit x dayis excep^^yj*'^^' 
befor Mertemes nixt and I haif receavit a ryng in pledge 

Sauld to Katharen * my sister William Duncanis wyf 2 ^j ub xd restis 
boundis weyis 3 stane fyve pund a half quhairof I discharge a ^^J" ^^ P^y^* 
pund and a half at v merk the stane Summa quhairof I 

haif receavit 8 lib restis Ivjs 8^ to be payit quhen I requyre it 

Sauld to Johne Ochterlonyis wyf 2 boundis weyis thre stane p^yjt xUib 6« 
sex pund at v merk a half the stane is xj lib sex^ Instantly to ^^^tis 26s 
be payit 

Sauld to Bessy Barry relict of George Mudy four boundis ^q nb 2? 2* 
lynt weyis sex stane half a pund to be payit instantly at fyve 
merk the stane summa xx lib 2^ 2^ 



1 James Dog, baker, son of David Dog, baker, was admitted burgess 20th 

Sept. 1587. 

2 Thomas Ramsay. See ««/<?, p. 80. 

* Robert Wedderburn. See ante^ p. 2. 

* Katharen Wedderburn. See ante^ p. 2. 

F 



82 COMPT BUIK OF 

2 Sauld to John Traill ^ and William Lowis ^ wyffis gun- 

restis4iib4«ij'i ji^^keris twa boundis lynt weyis thre stane a pund and four 

mice at v merk the stane thairof William Low to pay only 
'xiib^v* ^^^ stane Is v merk The rest Johne Traell is tua stane 1 

yd payit pund four unce Summa 7 lib xv^ les 

. I Sauld to Jonet Myln spous to Johne Chalmeris wrycht ane 

payit bound weyis ane stane 9 pund four unce les at v merk the stane 

summa v lib 3^ S^ to be payit 3 oukis befor Mertemes nixt 

Sauld to Johne Cantis wyf twa boundis weyis thre stane 

2 twa pund and a half at v merk the stane Is x lib x^ x^ instantly 

X lib X* x"* 1 . 

payit except to be payit 

^^^'^^ Sauld to Agnes Strathouchin spous to David Small skipper 

1 Ane bound lynt weyis ane stane ten pund at v merk the stane 
resds%^8d ■^'^ ^ ^^^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^ P^ji^ ^^ dayis befor Mertemes nixt I 

8d haif receavit tua Dutsche spunes in pledge 

Sauld to Margaret Wedderburn ^ spous to C. Walter Hali- 

2 burtoun Tua boundis lynt weyis thre stanes v pund wecht 
quhairof I haif dischargit a pund wecht at v merk the stane 

X lib xvj" 8d summa for 3 stane 4 pund is x lib xvj^ 8^ to be payit 14 dayis 

befor Mertemes nixt and I haif receavit a ring in pledge thairof 

To my awin wyfF twa boundis weyis thre stane four poundis 

wecht 
2 and Laurence Bad in Westhall 

x lib xYj** sd fp^ Peter Lovellis wyf in Mr houss ane bound sum brokin 

lynt weyis ane stane xij pund yit to sell thairof to Margaret 
I Hulbert 3 quarteris and to Laurence Badis wyf ane quarter 

^8d precio die predicto restis to sell yit 3 quarteris * 

^ John Traill, admitted burgess 2nd March 1570 ; was councillor 1588- 1590 ; 
was thrice treasurer, and thrice bailie. His official career was terminated in 
1603. "When the guildry put up the ' Holy Blood Silver' to auction in 1595, 
John Traill bought it for 49 lib, * his offer being found most profitable for the 
weall of the gild. ' 

^ William Low, gunsmith, son of James Low, smith, was entered in the 
Burgess Roll 30th Sept. 1588. 

2 Margaret Wedderburn, wife of Captain Walter Haliburtoun, is often named 
in the Municipal Records of Dundee from 1571 to 1614. Her husband died 
before 31st May 1602, as on that day she is described as his relict. — Burgh and 
Head Court Records, vol. xxi. She may have been a sister of David's father, 
but it is impossible to identify her place in the family with certainty. 

^ This entry is obscure, as there are several erasures in original. It seems to 
mean that the writer had some loose or ' broken ' lint lying in the house of his 
brother, Magister Alexander Wedderburn, which he sold in different portions to 
Mrs. Lovell, Margaret Hulbert, and Mrs. Bad, leaving three quarters unsold. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 83 

The number 32 boundis the wecht is 51 stane 14 pund 
The inlaik is 18 punds wecht 

September Summa of the money that this extendis to 
1597 ij*' 3^^^ merkis 8« 4^ les 

Receavit heirof of my awin wyfis lynt and 
altogidder 3^^^ lib 2 les restis j^ xvj lib to be 
payit 3 oukis befor Mertemes nixt 

V May 1614 ^,,. ,3 

My commissione with David Blyth to receave 13 boUis a 
firlet gryt sail inbarkit in our schip to sell it as his awin and 
war it als oft as is awin to my proffit togidder with xij lib of 
the superplus of my meill my part of the outred extendis to 
XX lib and twelf lib to the for 

Item to receave fra Johne Brown 4 lib xvj^ quhilk he gat fra 
Mr Alexander Wedderburn and uther 4 lib xvj^ restand awand 
me be William Andersoune and this conforme to xij chalder 
the schip makis out and unto his returning to war it als oft 
and als profitable to me as to him self for furnessing and out- 
redding my part extending to half a quarter of the schip callit 
the providence quhairof Johne Brown is skipper under God 

Receavit 24 ellis tudling sell it and war it as said is 

Send the staff with the pistolat on the end thairof with 
David Blyth to be sauld and warit said is 

Eodem die 

Send with James Symsone ane woffin bed standis 9 lib uther 
twa woffin beddis standis 4 lib xs the pece to Suadyn to wair 
it on lynt to my wyf 

Item send with him my power and Johne Schorswodis bandis 
to Cuninghame 

Send with Alexander Wedderburn^ my brother Robertis 



^ Alexander Wedderburn, only son of David's brother Robert. He married 
about 31st October 1617, Janet, daughter to John Newton {Dundee Protocohy vol. 
cclxv. p. 143, and vol. cclxvi. p. 166), and by her had two daughters : Helen, 
who d.s.p. after having married twice: (i) William Gaskine or Gascoygne, 
Englishman, and (2), on 20th Aug. 1657, Bartholomew Belson or Bilson, 
Englishman ; and Elizabeth, who married, on 24th Nov. 1646, John Gardyne of 
Dundee. These two daughters are entered heirs^portioners to their deceased 
father, 3rd Dec. 1653. — Dundee Protocols ^ vol. cclxxiii. p. 257. 



84 COMPT BUIK OF 

sone to France or Spane in Waltir Renkynis ^ schip callit the 
Diamont ane uther woffin bed standis 9 lib to be sauld and 
warit als oft as his awin befor his returning heir agane. 8 May 
David Blyth saellit 
foi. 44*. Jonet Cristellis inhibitione is registrat in the schiref court 

buikis of For fare the secound of October 1599 on Robert Wat 
for xl lib Quhilk Obligatione and Inhibitione is assignit to me 

xvj August 1615 
Lent Mr William Fergusone^ my raper hingeris of blak 
ledder and quhyt lyrnit 
Item a pair fyn gluffis 

Last October 1615 
Lent auld William Hay my gryt cadge 

xviij Junij 1623 

This is the dait of my decreit on George Strathouchin for 
Twentie merkis money 

Eodem die 

Aganis Andro Forret warkman for 4 lib 

xxvj Novembris 1613 

This the dait of my decreit aganis William Drummond for 
sevin scoir ten pundis 

14 May Apryle 1623 

Send with James Symsone ^ to Stokholme twa woffin beddis 
the price of the pece vj lib Item 24 ellis gryt hardyn price 
of the eln 6^ Item delyverit Effie his wyfF xx ellis bleitschit 
resting \sic\ lyning tuidlen for x^ the eln to war this to our proffit and pay 
him self the Lynt he copt to us fra James Walker and Robert 
Clayhillis 

Item I lent him x lib I wes awin x merk thairof for the 
profittis he restis awin me v merkis 



1 Walter Renkyn, mariner, was admitted burgess 15th Dec. 1596, *for the 
statutory sum paid to William Man, bailie, for certain speirs supplied.' 

2 Magister William Fergusone. See ante^ p. 56. 

3 James Symsone, son-in-law of David Wedderburne. See post, pp. 8$, 127. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 85 

2j Junij 1614 1°^- 44^ 

Mr Robert Narn hes the last contract betuix us and Johne 
Trael quhilk wes send to him at his desyre with Johne Ander- 
son post 

Item the auld horning aganis James Kyill 

Item hes the new summondis of declaratour aganis Trel and 
Kyllis airis to compeir the 28 Juny 1614 with the executione 
thairof subscryvit by Johne Bennet messenger 

Item he receavit the first registrat contract fra Rychard Cas 
with the Letteris to inter air and executionis thairof as his tiket 
beiris wrytin be Mr Robert Narnis man 

Thomas Wichtan hes the Act of cautionry done in Edin- 
burgh the secound of December 16ij 

Thomas Wichtan hes the protestatione the xxj July 1613 dait 

Thomas Wichtan has the clame and executionis markit 

Thomas Wichtan hes the lettres of aprysing daitit at Edin- 
burgh the xxj Januar 1614 Rychard Cas wryter thairto 
Upon the 10 of November 1615 

Compted and Reknit with my goodfather^ of all compt 
preceding the dait herof that aither of us can lay till utheris 
charg he restis awand till me thre scor ellevin pundis and I 
have of his ane aikin kist in my booth in keping 

Memorandum James Symsone ^ hes James Simsone 
relevit the xx ellis lyning tuidlan his D Wedderburn 
wyf gat for x lib to be deducit af the 
former swme 

Item upoun the first of October 1616 Effe my dochter coft 
and receavit fra my wyf Jonet ^ hir sisteris pled for ten pundis 
The Kist estemat at elevin pundis restis only to James xl lib* 

Memorandum to get the registrat Discharge in the toun of fol- 45"- 
Dundeis buikis in Jun 1620 on Johne Wedderburn^ for 200 
merkis to me upon the xxiij day of Januar 1613 yeiris 

The four Dischargis underwryttin maid to me be the per- 
sones efter specifeit ar registrat in the buikis of Mr Alexander 



1 Good-father = father-in-law to David Wedderburn. 

2 James Symsone, married to David's daughter Eufame. See posi, p. 127. 

2 Jonet, David Wedderburn's daughter, died 23rd May 1616. Seepost^ p. 124. 
■* A leaf is here cut out of the book. 

^ Probably the second son of Robert Wedderburn the merchant and Eufame 
Couston. 



86 COMPT BUIK OF 

Gibsone i ane of the clerkis of our soverainis counsell and 
sessioun in Edinburgh upoun the swmes following 

Viz. Mr Henry Duncane upoun the swme of Ane thousand 
merkis and F [sic] thre hundreth merkis of penaltie quhilk I and 
umquhill Robert Bultie wer cautioneris to him for umquhill 
William Davidsone younger contenand thairin a band maid in 
my favouris under a penaltie etc 

Item ane Discharge maid to me be Johne Gray customer in 
Dundie on the swme of thre hundreth lib quhilk I wes cautioner 
to him for Petir Holland ^ and of all penalties y"" [sic] contenit 
in the obligatione 

Item Ane Discharge maid to me be Petir Blair and George 
Kynlocht on fyve hundreth merkis and all penalties contenit in 
my obligatione quhilk I wes cautioner for David Maull of both ^ 

Item Ane Discharge maid to me be Thomas Auchinlek on 
thre hundreth merkis quhilk I wes cautioner for William Lyoun 
of Bagilly * Thir Dischargis wilbe found registrat in the saidis 
bukis in caise I or myn be trublit heirefter for the sam the day 
and dait abone and I have extractit thame severaly under Sir 
Alexander Hay clerk registeris hand wryt 

Ane registrat Discharge maid [delete] in the commone court 
buikis of Dundie of the dait the 9 Marche 1624 maid be Johne 
Wedderburn to Alexander Innes David Wedderbum and 
Edward Cheislie of sex scoir 24 lib x^ 



1 Magister Alexander Gibsone was entered on the Burgess Roll of Dundee on 
23rd Sept. 1599, * for his merit and his aid to the common weal.' He was the 
son of John Gibson of Goldingstones, and the representative of an old Fifeshire 
family. He was appointed Third Clerk of Session in 1594, at the personal 
request of James vi. Having acquired the barony of Durie in Fife, he assumed 
the title of Lord Durie when he was raised to the Bench in 1621. He was a 
favourite both with James vi. and Charles i., the latter monarch creating him a 
baronet in 1628, and bestowed lands in Nova Scotia on him to enable him to 
support that dignity. His principal legal work was his Collections of the Decisions 
of the Session from July 162 1 till July 1642. He was appointed Lord President 
in 1642, and remained in that office till his death in July 1646. He was doubly 
connected with Dundee through the Fotheringhams of Powrie, as his daughter 
Margaret was married to Thomas Fotheringham, while his son, Sir Alexander 
Gibson, was married to Cecilia Fotheringham. 

2 Petir RoUand, merchant, son of Robert Rolland, was admitted burgess 9th 
March 1583. 

2 David Maule of Boath, in the parish of Dunnichen. 
* William Lyoun of Bagilly, see post , p. 100. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 87 

Summa this waring in Scottis money ane hundreth pundis /<»A 45^ 
ten^^ les 

3 October 1597 

Send with Johne Scrymgeour mercheand to Spane in the schip 
of St Andros quhair he Robert Jak and David Heres selhs in 

Twentie four ellis and a half of ell bred small lyning clayth 
cost the eln xvj^ 

Item sex ellis eln bred small lyning cost the eln 24^ 

Item xxiiij ellis eln bred small lyning cost the eln xij^ 

Item xxiij ellis eln bred smal lyning cost the eln x^ 

Item xxiiij ellis eln bred smal lyning cost the eln xj^ 

Item xij ellis small lyning cost the eln 7^ 

Item XX ellis a half lyning cost the eln 6^ S^ 

Item xxij ellis a half lyning cost the eln v^ 

Item xxiiij ellis Hardin cost the eln 3^ 

All thir peces bleitschit and markit with this my mark D Wand 
the number and the prices wryttin on ilk pece and ar 9 peces 

Item send with him Ane pair of pistollattis cost me xij lib 
Giffin him commissione to sell the sam in Ingland or ony uther 
port he thinkis best to my proffit or to bartir the sam or excheynge ^^j[ P°^ 
the sam on fisches or stockinges and thairefter with the fre money 
gottin for thir fischis or schankis wair it on gude alagant wyn or 
the fynest wynes in rubberis or fyn Muskedallis as ye think best 
and lyk as ye by to your self mark this geir with my said mark 
and schip the sam with your self nocht ellis bot the lord pre- 
serve You ^j^.g .g ^^^ .^g^ ^^py ^f j)^^.j 

Gif it be not barterit Wedderburnis commissione gifin to 
or sauld to proffit ray ther Johne Scrymgeour subscryvit as fol- 
brinsT it hame lowis be the said Johnes awin hand 

Jh Scrymgeour 
28 August 1607 M^^"- 

Alexander Clayhillis hes borrit my buik of walking sprittis 
ane Inglis buik of Arithmetik and fiftie^^ of sylver arithmetik 
buik ondely verit ^ 

xxiij Junij 1630 
Ane Discharge of myn registrat in the Scherif court buikis of 
Forfare of ane hundreth xij lib x^ quhilk the gudeman of Ardony 

^ In this entry the words * my buik of walking sprittis ' and * fiftie" of sylver ' 
are deleted, the words ' arithmetik buik ondelyverit ' having been added at a 
date later than the rest of the entry. 



88 COMPT BUIK OF 

I as cautioner for him wer awin to Michel Ramsay in the forth 
Quhilk is extractit be William Gray 
scherif clerk 

xij May 1610 
Payit to Johne Nory 4 lib 4^ Item agane xl^ 

20 Jmiij 1613 
Memorandum Mr Johne Dinmuir hes the obligatione of 
xl lib within the inhibitione aganis Robert Wat to Jonet 
Cristel to the quhill Jonet hes me hir assignay Mr Johne is 
notar thairto quhilk he detenis till my [Item payit to George 
Durward xxs 4^ 18^ 4^] ^ assignatione be perfytit and subscryvit 

Eodem die 
Memorandum Mr Thomas Narn advocat and his man George 
Thomsone hes all my wryttis betuix me and Johne Traell 

Item hes all my sones tytillis of St Thomas Chaplenry 
aganis Robert Kendo in keping and to persew Johne Traell and 
Robert Kendo 

XX Junij 1613 

The dait of my protestatione aganis Johne Trail and his 
cautioneris ar in Mr Alexander Gibsonis buikis 

Ultimo Junij 1616 
David Rollok ^ and William Lochmalony ^ hes promesit me 
a gryt roll of wax candell at thair hame cuming from Quenis- 
brig for the seasing I haif gifen tham. 

7 December 96 * 
foL 46b. Litel Johne Andersone proveste 4 lib John Crychton xP 

George Lyndsay 24 lib a knag vinacre 
Petir Wedderburn as is on the uther syd 
Thomas Man his spous xx merkis 
Edward Chalmer 13 merkis 

Adame Thayn cautioner for David Abircromby to delyver 
me my gilt raper or els xx merkis 

^ The entry in brackets has been written before the rest of the paragraph. The 
passage beginning ' Memorandum ' was inserted around the earlier entry. 

2 David Rollok, merchant, son of deceased Robert Rollok, was entered 
burgess 1st June 1592. He entered the town council in 161 8, was frequently 
shoremaster, and was bailie in 1625-28. 

^ William Lochmalony, mariner, was admitted burgess 4th Feby. 1580. 

^ Many of the entries on this and the next page are deleted in original. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



89 



William Man to agree 

with William Graham 

14s 

Henry Betoun restis 

X lib for clayth 

MrAlexanderx^anent 

the scrap 

David Barclay restis of 

the clayth vlib 2 merk 

James Carmichael the 

styl buk 

Strikmarten a gun 2 

pistollattis 



David Robeson Johne How 6 lib of 
boroiiit money 

Robert Scrymgeour xls of borouit 
sylver 

James Greif William Cameygy a 
merk 

Bessy Traellis dochter xijs 

Cristel Traell x lib 

Robert the mercheand xxs 

James Crychton my virgill 

Henry Guthreis sone the sege of 
thebes 

James Lyndsay litster 5 lib 

David Clerk x^ 

James Guild officer half a merk for the ill half merk Item 
7^ anent Patrik Walker 

Johne Jak baxter xx^ 

Patrik Gray the gudman of Balgernochis brother my pluf 
boruit Thomas Howy x lib 

William Kydis airis 4 lib 

Johne Fyndlasone a buik 

Alexander Peirsone anent M*" James Ruderfurd my corsbow 
polak bow Item a boll quhyt 

Helen Cokburn 2 merk Issobell hir sister 14^ 

Henry Betoun xj^ of auld Item x lib for 3 ell clayth to be payit 

David Melvill a promes to lit for wryttis at Witsonday nixt 

Robert Kyd customer a firlet quhyt 

Patrik Wedderburn my dager and promesit me als gude thairfor 

Alexander Craufurd in Edinburgh a pair schon 

Mr D Alexander tua swordis a pistolat a pair gardis 

Petir Clayhillis a kist boruit Item 24* for the 

Johne Peirsone for wryttis x lib Margaret JeclfvkoS of ^ 

John Ramsay in Clepenton and pece Strathouchin xx^ the Eispit 

of wryttis - hir spous 

quhjrt John Abel 

David Tendell anepece Andro Johnstoun half a merk 

William Muresone 8^ George Stirling My mercheand to compt. 

Item to charge for my haill chaplenryes beand comptroller 

Robert my father brother a compter and a lang sadill of aik fol 47*- 

Petir my father brother for glassis of my fatheris 3 lib 



90 COMPT BUIK OF 

Barbara for a broclet xv^ vj^ Johne Nes 3^ for a stul 

C Haliburtoun 4 lib Young George Robertsonsis wyf 7s 

Johne Leitsche Ss 

James Reykye 7 merk or els als mekle lit for the obligatione 

Johne Crychtoun xx^ and vj^ 

Robert Wat 19s 

George Blak Thomas Davidsone William Spens Thomas 
Buchan Johne Traell Thomas Lyndsay James Young Rychard 
Clerk James Lyndsay William Kynloch and Thomas Howye of 
littel St James Chaplenry 

Nicol Clepen Patrik Wedderburn Alexander Gray and 
Robert Mudy Mr Johne Lovel x^ 

Robert Jaksone 3 lib hes sister 4 lib Johne Strathouchin in 
Gorslesly 12^ vj^ 

Robert my brother 3 lib Item a pair plet slevis a pair flasses 

James v lib xij^ 

Mr Alexander xvj^ Alexander Smyth awin me 7^ 

Mr Henry Cleppen 4 merk awin David Robesone als mekle 

William Kyd xl^ 

Andro Uurquhart 3 lib 

Henry Baxter 4 lib x^ 

Margaret Barry v mark 

William Spens 19^ 4*^ and 2 merk a half on the decreit 

Alexander Kynmond 14^ vj*^ Anthone Haliburtounis wyf 
4 lib 

Johne Ogilvy 2 pak woll 

Westhall x\f 8^ Helen 3 lib x'f and 24« and xij lib 14 lib 

Waltir Forrester 7 lib David Lousoun 2^ 

Mr James xliiijs David Ked 3 lib 

Petir Clayhillis recavit 

Helen Cokburn 2 merk 

My Lord Innermay 42« David Kyd 3 lib Andro Balfour 4^^* lib 

Monquhany xl^ Balumbye a croun David He res 7 merk 

St Thomas Chaplenry to be [sic] 9 barrelis hering 

Alexander Forret 3 lib William Lochmalony 6^ 8*^ Thomas 
Man 8 lib Andro Lovel 25^ Johne Andersone 4 lib 

The lady Westhall Ivj merk George Stirling 28 and the rest 

Cristel Trael x lib David Melvill lit conforme to his present 
and Ivj lib 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 91 

Lent Young Ballislik 2 merk 

Upoun the xiij day of July 1612 at fyve houris in the M- 47^- 
morning The richt honourabill Schir James Scrymgeour of 
Dudop^ Knycht constable of Dundie ane verry noble and 
gude man deit in Cristiane Lindsayis ludgeing within the 
abbay of Halyrud hous in Edinburgh his sone and Dame 
Magdalen Livingstoun^ his lady being with him thair 

3 8 July 1615 

Giffin Bessy Wedderburn ^ a procuratorie and the obligatione 
and the Discharge on the bak thairof with my lettre to him 
hir husband to persew Johne Schoreswodis intromissions with 
his geir for ix''^ x lib all in a boyst 

ffollowis the invetar * of the rest of the wry ttis pertenand foi. 48*. 
to me David Wedderburn burges of Dundie in maner as fol- 
lowis in the sam forme as the Invetar of the remanent ar xl 
leavis befor wryttin 

Ane declaratione and Cleir Compt maid in presens of thir 
honest persones subscryvaris thairof toward [deleted] the speciall 



^ Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope succeeded his father, John Scrymgeour of 
Glastre, in 1575, and had the office of constable of Dundee confirmed to him at 
that date. On 6th Feby. 1576, he was made a burgess of Dundee, and for more 
than thirty years afterwards he took an important share in municipal affairs. 
He had exaggerated notions of his baronial power, and several times was 
denounced by the privy council for imprisoning burgesses in the castle of Dud- 
hope. By ancient charters the constables of Dundee had obtained the right to 
control the annual fairs in the burgh, and Sir James attempted to enforce his 
privileges. For this purpose he thrust himself into the office of bailie, and 
though Provost Halyburtoun restrained the constable. Sir James ultimately suc- 
ceeded to the provostship, which he held from 1586 till 1590, and again from 
1593 till 1609. He frequently represented Dundee and Forfarshire in Parlia- 
ment, and also sat as a minor baron in various conventions. In 1582 he joined 
the Gowrie party and was banished, but four years afterwards he was restored to 
the king's favour. Sir James was one of the Scottish noblemen sent to Denmark 
to arrange the marriage of James vi. with the Princess Anne, and was knighted 
upon his return. His death took place on 13th July 16 12. His son, mentioned 
above, was John Scrymgeour, afterwards Viscount of Dudhope, whose grandson 
was created Earl of Dundee. 

2 Magdalen Livingstoun. See anfg, note, p. 27. 

^ Bessy Wedderburn. See/>osf,p. 145. 

* See anie, p. 23. 



92 



COMPT BUIK OF 



Ane declara- 
tione of the just 
compt of our 
father and 
motheris gudis 
and geir and of 
the bairnis por- 
tions 



Robert my 
brotheris dis- 
charge of his 
portioun 
naturall 



fol 48b 
Ane Discharge 
of James my 
brotheris por- 
tioun naturall 



Ane discharge 
of William my 
brotheris por- 
tioun naturall 



freindis pertenandto me and the remanent mybrether and sisteris 
of the haill gudis and geir pertenand to our umquhill father and 
mother and destribute to ilk particular persone thair bairnis 
for thair bairnis portioun naturall discharging me the said 
David thairof Viz to Robert compleit payment of thre hun- 
dreth merkis for his part As his speciall discharge heirefter 
Minuttit will beir To James Tua hundreth merkis money payit 
be ane act and ane hundreth merkis on Anthon Haliburtonis 
tenement as his discharge particular heirefter minuttit will beir 
To Petir ane hundreth merkis on James Haliburtonis land 
and ane hundreth merkis on William Allerdyis land and the 
rest payit To William Thre hundreth merkis in present money 
beand in James Forrester is hand is and Mr Alexander Wedder- 
burnis as the particular discharge heirefter minuttit beiris 
Siclyk declaring a satisfactione of Katharen our sisteris portione 
and siclyk declaring a discharge to the said David subscryvit 
be Mr Alexander of his airschip etc as the sam subscryvit 
be James Forrester Alexander Scrymgeour James Auchinlek 
Robert Kyd James Durhame the said Mr Alexander Petir 
Wedderburn Robert Wedderburn me the said David and 
Thomas Traell beiris of the dait at Dunde the 27 of Marche 
1591 yeiris 

Ane Discharge to David Wedderburn be Robert his brother 
of his bairnis part of geir etc as the sam subscryvit be his hand 
be Mr Alexander David James Forrester John Auchinlek and 
Robert Wedderburn elder witnessis of the dait the xij of 
Marche 1588 yeiris 

Ane Discharge maid be James to me of his portioun as the 
samin subscryvit be him James Forrester^ provest James 
Carmicheall James Durhame Mr Alexander and Robert my 
brether Witnessis of the dait at Dundie the xiij of May 1592 
beiris 

Ane Discharge maid be James Forrester provest in nem of 
Thomas Traell confessing him to have receavit fra the said 
Thomas ane hundreth merkis in nem of the said David And als 
fra the said David xlix lib xiij^ iiij^ and thairfor discharging 
the said David in nam of William Wedderburn his brother 



^ James Forrester. See ante, p. 17. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 93 

thairof as a part of his portioun natuhall and oblissiiig him to 
warrand me thairof as the sam subscryvit be the said provest 
and James Forrester his oy of the dait the 14 May 1592 and 
Johne Cudbert witnes 

Item in the end of the sam peper ane speciall Discharge 
maid be Mr Alexander to me in nem of the said William of 
ane hundreth merkis for roupit geir in compleit payment 
of the said Williamis portioun with warrandice thairin etc 
Witnessis thairin Walter Hay Alexander Ramsay bailie the 
said provest Subscryvit be him the said provest and James Dur- 
ham e Quhairof the dait forsaid 

Petir infeft ane hundreth merkis on William Allerdvse landis Of Petir my 

1 • X TT Ti '11 brother 

and m ane hundreth merkis James Hahburtonis land 

Mr Alexander is awin xx merk to Petiris part of the roupt geir 

Petir my brotheris discharge of x lib Item 8 lib v^ he 
receavit fra George Mudy 

Item xj lib I payit at Mr Alexanders command for his 
proceis fie to James Renkynis wyf 

Ane Invetar of my father and motheris gudis and geir con- ^^^etar 
tenand the forme of the rouping thairof 

Ane band betwix Robert Wedderburn my father brother foi. 49*. 
and me tuiching the discharge for repetione of xl lib throw ofRobert m^^ 
my double renunciatione thairof anent the redemptione of 6 father brother 
and 7 merkis annuell furth of Robert Mylnis landis as the 
samin subscryvit be him Johne Paton notar Johne Auchinlek 
James Ferguson witnessis of the dait the xiij of October 1595 
beiris 

Ane dispositione of the xvj part of the schip callit the 
Pelican maid be James Renkyn to me Subscryvit be him in a dispositione 
presens of Mr Alexander Wedderburn Robert Wedderburn of the Pelican 
mercheand and Robert my brother of the dait the 19 of 
November 1593 with a discharge of the bak thairof of the 
recept of the swmes promittit thairfor 

Ane Dispositione of half a quarter of a crear callit the Lamb A dispositione 
and hir redschip maid be Gilbert Schorswod^ to me Subscryvit ter of the crear 
be William Duncasone notar for him and be Gilbert his sone ^^^^'^ ^^^ ^^'"^ 
George Thomsone measoun and Thomas Stewart witnessis of 
the dait the 29 January 1593 beiris 

^ Gilbert Schorswod, mariner, was admitted burgess 13th April 1585, on pay- 
ment of 10 lib. 



94 



COMPT BUIK OF 



A Discharge of 
the laird of 
Vaynes sylver 
wark 



A Decreit of xx 
crunes to me 
anent George 
Lyndsay 



Chargis etc 



Horning on 
George Lynd- 
say 



fol. 49»>. 



A Memoran- 
dum of Robert 
my brotheris 
effectis 



14 November 
95 send thair 
with Petir Clay- 
hiUis to Wm. 
Downy at Bur- 
deaux Willm 
Downy to me 
of 4 XX Ub anent 
Andro Balfour 



Ane Discharge of William Hillis to me in neam of the laird 
of Vaynes ^ 6 sylver spunes and a sylver tas contenand 18 unce 
or thairby subscryvit be him and Johne Fullertoun Johne 
Smyth and Johne Strathouchin the 2 of July 1595 

Ane decreit of myn giffin befor the baileis of Dundie aganis 
George Lyndsay for xx crunes of the sone in pairt of payment of 
S^'^x frankis receavit be him of myn fra Petir Imbre pertening to 
me as the samin of the dait subscryvit be Mr Alexander Clerk 
of the dait subscryvit be Mr Alexander Clerk of the dait the 
xvj October 1594 

Ane charge under the pane of horning to the baleis to 
execut the samin Adame Able scryb under his hienes signet of 
the dait the xxj Apryl of the regne the xxviij yeir 1595 

Ane Decreit of horning and lettres thairon upoun the said 
act aganis the said George Adame Cowper scrybe under his 
hienes signet of the dait the x of Marche anno 1594 Lettres 
of certification e to execut on the baileis of the dait the 8 of 
Janwar anno forsaid 

Ane memorandum of my hand wryt etc 

Ane lettres send in my favouris be Petir Imry to George 
heiranent the proces thairwith knyt togider 

Memorandum ane Invetar of my brother Robertis gudis and 
geir of Petiris hand wryt notit be Mr Alexander and esteimit 
as the samin of the dait the xx December 1594 beiris subscryvit 
be James Scrymgeour James Carmichael and William Duncan 

Ane Discharge of Elspet Heringis^ of certain rowpit geir 
and uther present sylver of my brother Robertis geir subscryvit 
be Johne Paton and Johne Wobster notaris about S'^ tua 
hundreth merkis In presens of David Coustoun /me/ Robert 
Man Johne Isak of the dait the xx of September 1595 beiris 

My brother Mr Alexander has my brotheris Robertis obliga- 
tione to his dochter Helen and Johne Lovellis discharge of 3<^ 
merkis thairin 

Item ane assignatione to the obligatione with the said obliga- 
tione maid be William Douny to me of 4^^ lib awin be Andro 
Balfour to him 



1 Laird of Vayne. See ante^ p. 43. 

2 Elspet Hering, third wife of Robert Wedderburn, and his reliot. 
30th Nov. 1593. 



He died 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 96 

Item obliffatione of xx merkis awin be Thomas Man to me Anent Thomas 

]vl3,ll Ol XX 

Item a Discharge of Petir Wedderburnis my father brotheris merkis 
of all he may acclame befor the dait thairof of me as the 
samin of the dait the tent day of Apryle the yeir of God P^^Jj^^f/^*^^^^ 
jm ^c fQuj, scoir twelf yeiris beiris subscryvit be his hand in charge 
presens of Mr Alexander and Robert his brother and subscryvit 
be Robert as witnes 

My Contract Matrimoniall^ betuix me and the laird of West- My/natrimo- 

"^ , , . , niall contract 

hall and thair cautioneris of the dait the 26 Februar 1589 
Subscryvit be us all 

The extract of my burgeschip of the dait the xv May 1582 Myburgeschip 
out of the lokit buik Subscryvit be the clerk 

William Spens discharge to me of Ix lib anent the laird of Anent James 
Carestoun ^ Subscryvit with his hand Mathowis 

James Mathowis discharge of 4 bollis aittis to me . ^ ^ 

Mr Johne Moncuris ^ discharge to me of thre hundreth Anent Mr 

, . Johne Moncur 

merkis 

My seasing of xlviij lib annuelrent furth of Androw Mathe- 
sonis land lyand at the end of the hors wynd Mr Alexander 
clerk thairto Witnessis William Duncan bailie William Dur- 48 lib 
ham aperand of George James Wedderburn Johne How Johne ^^ ^^^ 
Paton 13 Apryle 1595 

My seasing of xiij bollis aitmeill furth of Lumlachin in June Renuncit ^ 
1594 Johne Paton notar thairto Renuncit 

My awin legacie wryttin in this present buk with ane Invetar My awin 
op gudis and gier and of my waring and debtis heirin wryttin 

The Constables Discharge of 1594 with a compt of payment Constables 
of the 95 yeiris dewetie to himself 8 lib to the lady 2 merk for '^^ ^^^^ 
pwder at 3 tymes 3 lib in the CatispoU * I payit at the Lairdis 



^ Contract matrimonial. Seepos^, p. 176. 

^ Laird of Carestoun, Henry Lindsay, second son of the Earl of Crawford. 
He was married to Beatrix, daughter of John Charteris of Kinfauns, and assumed 
the name of Charteris by express stipulation in the deed whereby John Charteris 
made him sole heir. He was Master of the Household to Anne, queen of 
James vi., and succeeded to the Earldom of Crawford on the death of his 
nephew in 1621, but only survived for two years. See post ^ p. 97. 

^ Magister Johne Moncur admitted burgess Oct. 1569, gratis. 

* CatispoU or Ketchpeill, a tennis court which stood in the Overgait, and is 
often referred to in charters as a boundary of adjoining properties. 



96 



COMPT BUIK OF 



Witsonday 

1594 

The forme of 

my housmeill 

payit 

To my brother 

the Clerk 

*and wes giffin 
Andre Fyflf 



foU 50^. 



Discharge 
betuix Andre 
Gray in May- 
boll Alexander 
Lovell and me 



*And now in 
Robert my 
father 
brotheris 
handis 



command 16^ Item to Anthone Haliburtoun xx merkis the 
rest onpayit quhairof I haif the acquittances Johne Smyth 
receavit ane acquittance of 42s not payit 

I interit in my brotheris houssis sumtyme occupyit be Alex- 
ander Nicoll at Witsonday in anno 1594 payit at Mertemes thair 
efter at his awin fyre-syd to him and his wyf the meill than is 
8 lib in ane doublit ducat qlk [deleted] and 4 half merk peces 
quhilk he instantly delyverit to his wyf. Item payit the Wit- 
sonday meill thairefter to the gudewyf in anno 1595 to Johne 
Ogilvy for layn v lib xv^ to hir self quhen I boruit the sylver 
quhilk I payit agane * a single pistolat for 3 lib is 8 lib Item 
payit to the gudewyf for the Mertemes thairefter in anno 

1595 ane boll quhyt pes cost 7 lib Item payit at the gude- 
manis command in Jurdenstoun to the drink sylveris xiijs iiijd 
Sua rest I awin of that terme vj^ 8^^ payit this to the gudewyf 
at the burd. As for the Witsonday to cum in anno 1596 
they ar awin me thre lib 3^ for a blew band Item x^ for the 
swop Item 6 lib v^ for 6 quarteris 1 pund lynt of superplus 
mair nor hir awin hir lynt receavit be hir Item for the 
fraucht of hir lynt xiij^ iiij*^ Item scho is awin me for 1 band 
lynt weyis ane stane xj pund xij unce at 4 lib the stane summa 
thairof vj lib 18« v^ Summa of all thair 17 lib 9' 7^. 

Allowand to thame the Mertemes termes 8 lib of the hous I 
occupy with the Witsonday preceding in the sam terme in anno 

1596 extendis to xvj lib swa will than rest awin me 29^ 9^ to be 
allowit in the next terme to thame be us. 25 of October 1597 
I payit the Witsonday terme preceiding to the gudman Mr 
Alexander in his heiche chalmer in a v merk pece and ane 
single pistolat and receavit bak agane vj^ 8*^. 

Memorandum on the 13 of November 1595 Andro Gray 
prebendar of MayboU comperit on the ground of the Inner- 
tene[ment] sumtyme pertening to George Andersone to quhome 
he wes servit narrest air And renuncit the annuelrent of 4 lib 
in favouris of Alexander Lovell quha disponit the same to me 
and gef me warrandice of his landis in St Clementis Kyrkyard 
thairfor and this for 40 lib receavit be Andro fra him This 
in presens of Johne Traell bailie James Carmichaell Thomas 
Auchinlek witnessis Siclyk be ane special discharge subscryvit 
be him in Alexander Lovellis handis* and subscryvit be the 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 97 

saidis witnessis and Patrik Gray of Innergowry ^ dischargis me 
and the said Alexander of the evidentis to be exhibeit 

Memorandum on the x of the sam moneth I wes examinat 
thairfor be the lordis of sessioun Viz : Quhittinghame ^ and Mr 
Thomas Hamiltoun ^ and Mr. Robert Williamsone Clerk and 
I deponit I never haid thame and was absolvit. 

The Laird of Carestoun * discharge of the cautionrie for Discharge of 
Johne Myln meassoun to him be a Missive subscryvit be him of Carestoun^ 
the 22 October 1595 

Robert Wedderburn mercheand burges of Dundie this day 
the xviij Januar 1595 In presens of Archibald Hering Mr 
Alexander me David Wedderburn James Hering and George 
Hay skletter hes receavit ane lokit blak boix quhairof the said Toward my 
Archibald hes the key and Invetar subscryvit be the said Robert evidentis 
and witnessis forsaidis of xiij peces of evidentis and wryttis perten- 
ing to Alexander sone to Robert my umquhill brother viz [deleted] 
and hes oblist him by the said [deleted] band above wryttin in 
the Inventar in the said Archibald's handis to me be the samin 
furth cumand to all parties that sail pretend intres thairto viz : 
Ane seasing quhair my brother wes infeft in my fatheris 



^ Patrik Gray of Innergowry, son of Andrew Gray, and grandson of Patrick, 
fifth Lord Gray. He was designated ' of Invergowrie ' in 1590, and made exten- 
sive alterations upon Invergowrie House, near Dundee. He was married to 
Anne Napier, and some of the existing tympana that surmounted the dormer 
window still bear the arms and initials of himself and his wife. Invergowrie 
was acquired in 161 5 by Robert Clay hills of Baldovie, whose family was long 
connected with Dundee. See ante, p. 9. 

^ Quhittinghame, Archibald Douglas, younger of Whittinghame, was the son 
of William Douglas, Lord Whittinghame of Session. On the resignation of his 
father, Archibald Douglas was appointed an Ordinary Lord of Session on ist 
August 1590, at the king's request. He was knighted, and admitted a privy 
councillor in 1603, and resigned his seat on the bench in 161 8. 

2 Mr. Thomas Hamiltoun of Drumcairn, son of Sir Thomas Hamilton of 
Priestfield, born 1563, admitted advocate Nov. 1587, appointed an Ordinary 
Lord 9th Nov. 1592, with the title of Lord Drumcairn. He was one of the 
Octavians appointed in Jan. 1596 to administer the affairs of the kingdom. 
Numerous offices were conferred upon him before he was appointed Lord Presi- 
dent of the Court of Session in June 161 6. He was raised to the peerage, with 
the title of Lord Binning and Byres, in 1613, and six years afterwards was 
created Earl of Melrose, which title he exchanged for that of Earl of Haddington 
in 1627. He resigned his office of president in 1626, and was appointed Lord 
Privy Seal, which office he held till his death on 29th May 1637. 

■* Laird of Carestoun. See ante, p. 95. 

G 



COMPT BUIK OF 



fol. 51a. 



Toward Robert 
my brotheris 
evidentis 



Paid 

My Mertemes 
meill 1597 
pay it efter 
this forme 



Off Robert 
my brotheris 
bairnis effairis 



fol. 5it 



Off my brother 
Robertis effareis 



tenement eistmest under the signe and subscriptione of Thomas 
Ijrland notar the dait the penult of Marche 1573 

Ane redemptione under his not of sex merkis upliftit be 
EfFem Bel furth of the foirland the 9 May 1578 

Ane excambion betuix my brether Mr Alexander and Robert 
of the bak tenement with Robertis lugeing and xvj merkis under 
Thomas Irlandnot[ary] the xvj [deletedj'penult of December 1577 
Ane extract furth of the commone court buikis of Dundie 
where the sam is insert with ane aprobatione of bayth my 
Bretheris consent to the excambion under the extract and sub- 
scriptione of Robert Wedderburn and Gilbert Quhittet notaris 
of the dait the xvj of October 1588 The rest ar thair 

Upoun the xxj of December 1597 I ofFerit to the gudeman 
my brother Mr Alexander and his wyf in thair heich chalmer 
8 lib all in ryellis and ten^ peces for the Mertemes meill of my 
hous of his quhilk I occupy and becaus of the insufficience of 
tua barrellis salmond he sauld me and gat fra me 3^-^ lib in 
gold thairfor and quhen they were sauld in Flanderis be James 
Fraser to me I tynt xxj lib on thame they being all grissillis and 
he selling me thame for salmond sufficient of Grange fisches he 
quhyttit me only the said 8 lib for a recompance of my skayth 
Sua in that respect my said Mertemes meill of his hous occu- 
pyit be me last by past in this yeir of God 1597 is payit 

Ane act contenit in the commone court buikis of Dundie 
William Man bailie quhair Johne Lovell and James Forrester 
ar oblist that four hundreth merkis apertening to Helen my 
brother Robertis dochter salbe furth cumand to hir and scho 
sustenit on the excrescence thairof of the dait the 13 November 
1596 

Ane uther act quhair James Reyky and James Fraser his 
cautioner ar oblist in the saidis buikis that aucht scoir merkis 
salbe furthcumand to Alexander Robertis my brother sone and 
he to be sustenit on the excrescence thairof of the dait the xj 
Junij 1597 

Ane compt of Johne Lowell recept of sum particularis of the 
last j^ merkis 

Ane special discharge of Elspet Heringis with consent of 
hir husband subscryvit be him and takand the burding on him 
for hir of 3° merkis as hir portioun of my brother Robertis 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 99 

gudis and geir witnessis Archibald Hering Mr Alexander and 
Archibald Hering and my self 

Ane particular recept of Elspet Heringis 

The special Invetar of Robertis gudis Quhilkis gudis wes 
roupit and intromettit with be Alexander Annand weyhous 
maister and the money distributit be him to Johne Lovell and 
the barnis and to Elspet Hering 

Ane speciall Invetar of the restis quhilk belangis to Alex- 
ander my brother Robertis sone extending about S^ merkis to 
mak out his 3c merkis quhairof James Reyky hes xl merkis 
with the 8xx merkis in his handis 

Ane discharge maid be Johne Scrymgeour of Kyrktoun ^ to The gudman 
me of Ixx merkis obtenit be him aganis me in neame of James dLdmrge on 
Scrymgeour befor the baileis of Dundie on the xxj Marche 3'''' x merkis 
1596 be vertew of a decreit registrat in the commone court Scrymgeour 
buikis of Dundie the dait forsaid Subscryvit be him the 14 
August 1597 befor Mr James Fothringhame his father in law 
James my brother and Petir Imry and dischargis all lettres and 
executionis contenand a power thairin to Johne Paton notar 
to deleit the said decreit 

Ane Discharge maid be Alexander Smyth mercheand to me Alexander 
of ob [sic] 33 lib to me as cautioner for Westhall and of a decreit charge'^ ^'^ 
to be deleit gifin aganis me thairon 

Upoun the xxvj Junj 1598 James Thomsone alias Reyky ^ is 
actit in the commissaris buikis of St Andros to releif me of the 
cautionry I became that day for him anent the furthcuming of Betuix James 
sic gudis and geir as he gef up pertenand to umquhill Robert ster and me 
my brother and his first tua wyffis to Alexander his sone con- 
firmit executor dative thairto 

18 May 1598 /oi. 52*. 

Dely verit Mr Alexander and his wyf half a stik of russellis 
grew-gren cost the stik 4 lib v^ Flemis at 14 nobillis thair is 
29 lib xv8 the half stik is 14 lib 17^ vj^ Item he is awin me Anent my hous- 

meill paying 

1 Johne Scrymgeour of Kyrktoun was made ' a Burgess and Guild-Brother of ^^^° ^59° 
Dundee, by reason of the privilege of his father, the late John Scrymgeour of 
Kirktoun,' on ist April 1606. His daughter Magdalen was married to Alexander 
Wedderburne, second Baron of Kingennie, and town clerk of Dundee. 

'^ James Thomsone ah'as Reyky, litster, ' son to James Thomsone alias Reyky,' 
was admitted burgess on 20th Sept. 1587. He married Elspet Hering, relict of 
David's brother, Robert, 



100 COMPT BUIK OF 

xxij« vj^ of the rest of the sylver I lent him of the taxt sylver 
I am awin him 2s summa awin me xvj lib S^ les Quhilk suld be 
allowit for the Witsonday and Mertemes termes in anno 1598 
for my hous meill to him quhilk is yeirly xvj lib 

28 August 1599 

Payit to Mr Alexander my brother and his wyf Helen Ramsay 

in their awin hous at thair desyer 2 auld dolouris at 46^ the 

pece Item 28^ peces is 7 merk Item a croun of the sone of the 

Kyng stampit is v merkis Summa xij merkis is 8 lib and 

Anent my hous- that for the Witsonday terme in anno 1599 last wes for 

Witsond^ay^ my brotheris hous meill of that ludgeing occupyit be me 

terme 1599 lyand in his wester clos in Dundie sumtyme pertenand to 

the laird of Braky and this in haill and compleit payment 

of all yeiris preceiding this dait that I occupyit the sam 

Nochtwithstanding that I removit fra his ludgeing at Youle 

befor to William Manis ludgeing he tuik his haill termes meill 

of me I receavit his discharge thairon of the dait forsaid sub- 

scryvit be him and be Johne Pattoun notar and William 

Wedderburn his brother witnessis 

8 September 1609 

My brother the clerk receavit a discharge with the reversione 
quhilk he hes yit in keiping off all thingis Thomas Guthre may 
acclame of him and me togidder Specealy of the vj*^ merkis 
quhilk wes on Craellis landis Quhilk suld be extant to us bay th 
Thomas Wichtan Johne Patton notaris witnesses 

foi. 52\ Quarto May 1609 

Debtis awin me 
The Commissar of St Andros and the gudeman of Kynellis 
younger ^ vj'^l merkis 

William Lyoun of Bagilly ^ xlviij lib [deleted] 24 lib 



^ The gudeman of Kynellis, younger, probably James Durham, son of Alex- 
ander Durham of Kinnell and grandson of James Durham of Pitkerro. The 
charter by which Alexander Durham obtained the lands of Hatton of Kennell 
was dated 14th December 1620, but he may have held the estate for some years 
previously. 

2 William Lyoun of Bagilly. Balgillo, in the parish of Tannadice, came into 



8«1 merkis Item 4 lib 


22 lib 


^^'l merkis 


xllib 


xl lib V lib 


2° merkis 


24 lib 


xllib 


7 lib 


1« 46 lib 


3^^ lib V lib 


7 lib xl« 


7 lib vj« 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 101 

James Halyburtoun of Essy 

Petir Brown 

William Guthre 

My brother James frend with him 

Henry Betoun litster 

Johne Schorswod 

Andro Bytour 

George Lyndsayis airis 

Alexander Prestoun 

Alexander Nicol 

Johne Bower 

Thomas Fleming 

Patrik Barry jfleschour 

Johne Duncan gardner 

Thomas Jak a dublit of Napillis tafFetie 

Auld Robert and the clerk ^ 34 lib xs 

The clerk of lent sylver xj lib a scept xv lib worth of tres 
Item xvj lib on the cobel of the salmon with uther thingis of 
auld Johne Diky 4 lb 

William Renkyn 4 lib my staf 

Petir my brother v lib 

Patrik Ramsay 42^ Margaret Mylnis legacie 

My verrand with George Auchinlek and James Renkyn 

James Renkyn restis xx merkis 

I Jameis Kineris ^ grantis me to have recavit fre Dawid >^- 53*- 
Woderburn burges of Dinde the soum of ane hundreth markis 
in mony quhilk I sail war God willand as I do my aune and 
sail by to the sed David ane pert of ane schip therwith as I do to 
my self with hir wtred this presand wayag that I sail God 
willand mak in Noraway and in ces I by not ane schip to do 
with his money as I do with the rest of my awin At Dunde the 
xvij day of February 1603 yeiris 

James Keneris w* my hand 



the possession of the Blairs of Balthayock in 1387, and remained in a branch 
designated Blair of Balgillo. About that time it was divided into Easter and 
Wester Balgillo, the latter coming into possession of the Lyons of Balgillo. 

^ Robert Wedderburn, the notary, David's uncle ; the clerk, Alexander Wed- 
derburn of Kingennie, David's brother. 

2 James Kineris, son of deceased Andrew Kineris, was admitted burgess, 2ist 
Sept. 1602. 



102 COMPT BUIK OF 

Mer I resavet xxii lib x^ in gold with iiij dosoun and ane ell 
of Harding at v^ the eln to be warit as sed is God willand to the 
said Dawedis behove James Keneris w* my hand 

X May 1610 
James Myln^ in Elgyn hes in presens of James Fethie 
Alexander Myln ^ and William Davidsone younger promesit me 
yeirly induring his lyftyme a quart of Aquavetie for the favour 
and cowrtesie he hes receavit fra me anent the Aprobatione of 
his auld infeftmentis 

6 Novembris 1609 
Margaret Guthre dochter to Robert Guthre is servit air to 
umquhill David Guthre hir father brother in the court buikis 
of Dundie William Duncan provest Johne Peirsone Walter 
Rollok Mr William Ferguson baileis in jugement sittand quhilk 
is a rycht to me to persew the said Margaret for xxxvj lib awin 
be the said umquhill David to Thomas Guthre and quhilk 
Thomas hes giffin me power to persew thairfor 

foi. 53^ xij May 1610 

William Guthre ^ merchand is restand awand me 3 terms 
dewetie Item in presens of the clerk Mr Johne Ramsay Master 
James Myln Alexander Myln Mr Johne Dynmour he ofFerit 
me XX lib for my wyfis rememberance and for subscryving of 
the confirmatione of his wryttis and I haif referrit to his dis- 



^ James Myln, merchant, son of Thomas Myln, merchant, burgess of Elgin, was 
enrolled as a burgess of Dundee on 15th December 1596. He was a maltman in 
Elgin, but was closely connected with Dundee through his mother, Margaret Spald- 
ing. One of his brothers was married to a daughter of John Piersoun, and was thus 
related by marriage to David Wedderburn. Another brother, Alexander Mylne, 
mentioned in the text, born 1583, was killed at the siege of Dundee in 1651, 
along with his son, Thomas Mylne, and both are buried in the Howff of Dundee, 
where a monument still exists, erected by Alexander Mylne, elder brother of 
Thomas Mylne, to the memory of his father and brother. This Alexander Mylne 
(born 1618, died 1665) was minister of Longforgan, and afterwards of the South 
Church, Dundee. He was the founder of the Mylnes of Muirton and Mylnefield. 
To the same family belonged the Mylnes who for centuries were Master Masons 
to the Kings of Scotland. James Mylne, in Elgin, died in 1652. 

^ William Guthre, merchant, was enrolled as a burgess on 24th October 1594, 
* for having paid the usual sum to James Auchinlek, provost, as his stipend for 
the past year.' He was treasurer of Dundee from 1612 to 1615. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 103 

cretione to remember hir with ane stik of grew-gren silk and 
a bowl of velvit pesmentis as his promes and his wyffis wes 
at his hame cumin fra Flanderis this present voage in presens 
of the saidis persones He only gratefeit my wyf with 30 lib. 

9 May 161j 
Memorandum Alexander Bower ^ in presens of James Fethe ^ 
Thomas Thomsone merchand is oblist at his hame cuming out 
of Queinisbrig to gif my wyf a fyn lynt quheill worth 3 lib and 
I have presently gifin him the extract of the infeftment and 
renunciatione of Alexander Kyd. 

17 July 1612 

Sauld my hors to Gilbert Gray for ane of the scherefis 
officeris in presens of Andro Nicoll Thomas lyrland William 
Ramsay messenger for 28 lib money and I have receavit xx 
merkis thairof fra him The rest extending to xxij merkis the 
said Gilbert and William Gray notar ar oblist conjunctly and 
severaly to me for payment thairof at the first fair of Dundie 
nixt 

Sauld to Robert Watsone xj bollis beir the sam conditione Deiyverit 

My self a boll 

7 August 1612 

Sauld to Johne Scrymgeour of Dudop constable of Dundie fol 54" 
ane punschon of quhyt wyn for instant payment the price 
thairof at 9^^ lib the Swm extendis to xlv lib the Careyaris 
Johne Low warkman Robert Carnes Johne Watsone and the 
uther callit William Fynder Als in presens of Johne Scrymgeour 
elder his gudsone Johne Tyrie Andro Urquhart and Patrik 
Ramsay and Robert Gilchrist Johne Scrymgeour baxter 

8 bollis to the foir except a mel ^ stowin 

14 Junij 1613 
Sauld to James Fyif 10 bollis beir for x lib the boll with deiyverit 



^ Alexander Bower was town councillor from 1620 till 1634. He belonged to 
the family of the Bowers of Meathie and Kincaldrum, and was kinsman of 
Archibald Bower, author of the History of the Popes. 

^ James Fethe. See ante^ p. 77. 

3 Mel = the quantity of meal of one grinding. 



104 



COMPT BUIK OF 



David Robertsonis half boill mel to be payit at St Johnis day 
nixt Mekle Robert Hovesone David Blyth David Kuik wit- 
nessis 

deiyverit Sauld to David Robertsone maltman x bollis beir for x lib 

the boll to be payit instantly charretit ^ efter the messour of 
Leyth the clerk and Johne Key David Kuik 

deiyverit Sauld to Alexander Fald maltman xx bollis beir chirretit ^ 

efter the missour of Leyth for x lib the boll to be instantly 
payit or els xvj merkis for ilk boll thairof at Michaelmas nixt 
Witnessis David Robertsone David Kuik etc 

deiyverit Sauld to Litell Robert Hovesone x bollis beir with David 

Robertsonis half boll mell eodem pretio et conditione David 
Kuik Johne Key 

deiyverit Sauld to Mekle Robert Hovesone wyf x bollis [deleted] twenty 

four bollis beir with David Robertsonis mell eodem pretio et 
conditione Witnessis David Blyth David Kuik George Kelour 

deiyverit Sauld to David Quheyt younger maltman xj bollis beir con- 

ditione prescripto witnessis David Cargill Alexander Petre 
Alexander Fald David Fleming younger David Kuik 



fol. 54^ 



DW 



Receavit 



xxij of Marche 1608 

Sent out with William Renkyn to Spane ten bollis beir cost 
me 6 lib 7^ the boll pakit in xj pokis of onbleitschit hardin 
contenand 39 ellis Ilk eln cost v^ 4^ Item 4 pistollatis and thair 
redschip Item a speit staf and carvet wark thairon to sell this 
and war it als profitable and als oft as he dois his awin at his 
discretione Schip my geir with your self and mark the sam with 
this mark 

x November 1616 

William Cokburn in Holmyln bourit fra me a tyn flacon 
cost 36' 

The gude wyf of Balmady ^ detenis a sek awin 

^ Charretit = priced upon the measure of the Leith boll. In 1655 the Con- 
vention of Royal Burghs decreed as follow^s : * The halff boll mett of the water 
mett of Leyth for bear and oatis hauldis three scoir elewin pyntis, ane chopine, 
halff a mutchkine, ane quarter of ane mutchkine, and the eight part of ane 
mutchkine. ' 

2 Gude vv'yf of Balmady. See ante, p. 31. Belovi^ this line there is one elaborately 
deleted. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 105 

The gude wyf of Pitlathy my Chaucer Receavit 

The gude man of Ardowny boruit my coronicles 

Young Creiche ^ my Ortelius 

WilHam Coustoun turner hes my boyst of ben ^ for tubacco 

Andro Schippert my kes for canes 

Mr Alexander 2 pekis pes boruit 

James my brother my 2 prophesis 

Mr David Wedderburn^ 4 lib 8^ les 

The gudeman of Rannkeler * compt and profyis 

The peuderer hes the Lawer 

The Invetar of certain my Wryttis ■^^^' ^5* 

Ane Contract betwix Robert Kyd younger ^ and me upoun 
the fewing and annaileing of his gudschiris ludgeing and Off Robert 
half yard clos and wall subscryvit be us bayth the 3 Junij 97 and yard^^'" 
and subscryvit be William Man Robert Kyd his curatouris in 
takin of thair consent Witnessis subscryveris Robert Wedder- 
burn notar Johne Charteris Johne Crell John Steille Robert 
Myln 

Ane acquittance and Discharge maid be the said Robert to 
the said David upoun twa hundreth merkis promittit be the 
said David to the said Robert be vertew of the said contract 
and subscryvit be the said Robert the saidis William and 
Robert his curatouris and be Robert Wedderburn notar Robert 
Rollok in Polcak Johne Steill, witnessis of the dait the xx 
Junij 1597 



^ Young Creiche. David Betoun, son of David Betoun of Creich, was retoured 
heir to his father on 26th July 1628. 

^ Boyst of ben, properly a box covered with tanned leather. 

^ Mr. David Wedderburn was eldest son of Robert Wedderburn, merchant. 
He was a burgess of Burntisland, but was never entered in the Lockit Book of 
Dundee, though sometimes described as burgess of Dundee in the records of the 
burgh. He married, about 1620, Alison Watson, and predeceased her in 1628, 
leaving two sons, Andrew and Alexander, both of whom died unmarried. Mr. 
David's sister was ultimately retoured heir to him in 1642. — SL Andrezvs Test. 

"* Gudeman of Rannkeler. James Sibbald was retoured heir of his father, 
Andrew Sibbald, on 6th October 1602. He was Keeper of the Great Seal 
under the Earl of Kinnoul, and died in 1660, aged 71 years. His nephew was 
the famous Sir Robert Sibbald, the historian of Fife. 

^ Robert Kyd, younger, baker, son of Robert Kyd, baker, was admitted 
burgess 21st January 1602. 



106 COMPT BUIK OF 

2 Junij 1613 

Memorandum David Hunter receavit fra me my registrat 
band on James Mudy and Alexander Myln for v*' lib with 
lettres of horning thairon and promesit ayther to delyver me 
thame agane or els to cause thame pay me 4 lib 6^ 9^ for the 
expenssis I debursit thairfor in thair default and this within 
XX day is heirefter 

23 Apryle 1617 

In presens of James Davidsone^ merchand Johne Fordyce 
James Wedderburn James Wod Henry Clerk officeris George 
Chaplen Barbara Grimlo and Alisone Morgan sauld and 
delyverit me a sewit pled for 8 lib in part of payment of xl 
merkis contenit in my Decreit aganis the said Alisone 

First Junij 1618 
foi. 55^. Delyverit Alexander Faldis obligatione of ten scoir lib maid 

to the clerk and me with a procuratorie and the remanent 
wryttis to persew him to William Duncane bailie of Mussil- 
burgh quha hes promesit to tak ordour with him and get us 
payment thairof 

Item Andrew Schippert awin me my gilt pece 

26 Aprile 1621 
Lent James Ros ^ my Inglis cornicles 

xxiiij Apryle 1621 

Memorandum Patrik Guthre of Nethmuthie is restand 
awand me x lib quhilk he boruit fra my wyf and dochter 
Helen. 

Item to remember to cair for my releif of Charles Gold- 
manis^ cautionrie 



1 James Davidson, son of Richard Davidson, merchant, was admitted burgess 
1 2th October i6oo. 

2 James Ros, son-in-law of David Wedderburn, second husband to his 
daughter Helen. 

3 Charles Goldman was a member of a family long notable in the mercantile 
annals of Dundee. It is supposed that the Goldmans came from Flanders. The 
first mentioned in Dundee records is James Goldman, who was admitted burgess 
15th April 1562, and acquired much property in the burgh, besides purchasing 
the estate of Sandfurd (now St. Fort) in Fifeshire. By his wife, Margaret Jack, 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 107 

Item Thomas lyrland awin me xx merk of boruit silver 
receavit thairof 48* 

Coft the treis for xx« he receavit thairof 6^ in David 
Blythis with Charles Goldman and Gilbert Stewinsone Item 
gef him 5^ 6^ payit for a ben of salmond to him 

Item my chaplenres to perse w Item Mr Johne Duncan 

Item Mr Johne Schaw James Ros v merk 2^ les awin me 

Item Henry Betoun boruit fra my wyf 3 lib 12« Item payit 
for him to Doctor Traell 8* 

The gudewyf of Ardony boruit 8* 8^ Item for the stoup 
mending x* Item Hary Guthre boruit 12* pece Item befor 
I payit for sklettis for him 2 merkis 

Memorandum Johne Pattoun notar to my infeftmentis of fol. 56». 
xxxij bollis victuall out of George Blakis and Alexander 
Jaksonis portionis of Polgavy in Junij 1596 

Ane obhgatioun wryttin and subscryvit be Petir Clayhillis 
to me of vj^^ frankis to be payit at Lambes in anno 1597 of 
the dait the 14 May 1597 In presens of Robert Wedderburn payit 
John Byris Thomas Man 



he had a numerous family. William Goldman, the eldest son, entered the 
council in 1590, and remained actively engaged in public services till his death 
in 1613. For twelve years — 1601-1613 — he represented Dundee in the Conven- 
tion of Royal Burghs, and on one occasion was sent by the Convention to Camp- 
vere for the purpose of 're-establishing the stapill of the natioun at the said 
toun.' John Goldman, the second son, was admitted burgess 15th December 
1596, and died of the plague in Dundee. The third son, Robert, was thrown 
from his horse and instantly killed. Patrick Goldman was overtaken by a 
sudden squall and drowned, in a harbour in Batavia. Charles Goldman, men- 
tioned in the text, was admitted burgess 6th July 161 2. He was Boxmaster of 
the Weaver Incorporation in 1624. James Goldman, younger, merchant, died 
in September 1632, and was buried in the Howff, Dundee, where his tombstone 
may still be seen. The youngest son, Peter Goldman, was distinguished among 
the Latinists of his time, and several of his poems are included in the DeliticE 
Poetarum Scotorum, published by Sir Robert Scot of Scotstarvit, in 1637. One 
of Peter Goldman's poems is entitled Margaretce lacchm matris sues super tristi 
et immatura morte quatuor filiorum Lachrymce^ and describes the manner of the 
decease of his four brothers. Referring to Charles Goldman, the poet writes : 

Vivat, mea maxima cura, 
Carolus, afflictae spes et solatia matris.' 

David's nephew, James Wedderburn (town-clerk of Dundee, d. 1627), married, 
in 1608, Margaret, daughter of James Goldman and Margaret Jak. Many years 
later (1677) an Elizabeth Goldman became the third wife of Sir Peter Wedder- 
burn, Lord Gosford {Ediu. City Par. Reg. ). . 



108 COMPT BUIK OF 

Ane obligatione of the gudeman of Gwyndis ^ to restor me 

restorit agane the Laird of Connoquhyis ^ obligatione maid to me of S^^ 

Wm baklhe^ bollis beir within xx dayis efter the dait thairof the dait the 8 

band August 1597 befor thir witnessis Henry Ramsay of Ardowny 

and Mr William Ferguson and wryttin and subscryvit be the 

said gudman of Gvynd 

Ane Dispositione of half a quarter of a crear callit the Hart 
maid be Robert Schorswod to me of the dait the 8 Apryle 1597. 

Ane Dispositione or assignatione of 3 acris land maid be 
Patrik Gray taylzeour quhairof the half of the grouth [deleted] 
salbe lating to me for 2 compleit cropis subscryvit be him 
Walter Hay Cristell Traell of the dait the 17 Marche 1596 

Ane obligatione maid be George Vat to me of x merkis to be 
payit at Lambes 1597 subscryvit be him and Andro Mathow 
and Johne Wedderburn witnessis 

Ane obligatione maid be Thomas Man and William Man his 
father to me of xj^ xxv lib quhairof ten^ lib to be payit 8 
dayis befor Mertemes nixt and ane hundreth xxv lib at the 
lettir fair 1597 Subscryvit be him his father William Duncan 
bailie Mr Alexander Wedderburn Alexander Anderson witnessis 
of the dait the M May 1597 

Ane obligatione maid be Henry Betoun wryttin and sub- 

Restis ane scryvit be him and the gudeman of Ardowny and Alexander 

boiimeill Peirsone of Vardmylne his cautioneris of j*^ lib and 4 bollis 

meill of the dait the 26 and 27 October 1596 and subscryvit 

be Westhall Johne his brother 

Ane obligatione maid be Johne Smith of Dargo Alexander 
Smyth his brother and Thomas Traell his cautioneris to pay 
me ane thousand merkis with four bollis aitmeill 4 bollis beir 

^ Gudeman of Gwynd. The lands of Guynd belonged to the Abbey of Arbroath. 
In 1549 James Beaton, then Abbot of Arbroath, is said to have granted the 
lands of Guynd to John Beaton of Balquharg as a reward for services performed 
by him in defence of the Abbey against the Lutherans. It is probable that the 
estate had been divided, one portion being held by the Beatons and another by 
the Strachans. From a retour, dated 5th July 1597, it appears that James 
Beaton, then Archbishop of Glasgow, succeeded his father, John Beaton of 
Balquharg, as heir-male, so that the Archbishop would be ' gudeman of Gwynd ' 
at the date given in the text. He was succeeded on nth June 1605 by Robert 
Beaton of Balfour. 

2 Laird of Connoquhy. Lovell of Ballumbie married the heiress of Cunnochie 
in 1587. 



M 56^ 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 109 

and ane boll quhyt aucht dayis befor Mertemes next 1597 of 
the dait the 7 May 1597 Subscryvit be thame and Johne Patoun 
notar witness! s 

Ane obligatione maid be the saidis Johne Alexander and 
Thomas to me of fyve hundreth merkis to be pay it at Wit- 
sonday in anno 1598 and with nyn bollis beir and half a boll 
beir at Youle preceiding Subscryvit be thame and the said 
notar of the dait the 14 May 1597 

Ane obligatione maid be David Name of Sandfurd ^ and 
Johne Hay portioner of Sandfurd to ye [deleted] and James 
Forrester and Thomas Bleir burgessis of Dundie thair cautioneris 
for 7^ merkis to be payit to me 4 dayis preceding Mertemes 

1597 Subscryvit be thame and be George Ramsay Robert 
Bursy Alexander Kelman Johne Pattoun witnessis of the dait 
the 13 November 1596 

Memorandum I haif v auld subscryvit protogol buikis of my 
fatheris Item 4 buikis of Harbert Gledstanes 

Item of my uncle and uther litell buikis 

Item of quaris 

Memorandum my twa lettres of horning on all my Chap- 8 September 
lenryis with Johne Paton notar presently fo^. c^^b "s 6d 

Memorandum of my twa acris of beir sauld to George Clerk extending to 

Memorandum my acre and a half of benis and pes 2 pekis at 9 lib 

the boll and 

Last November 1597 ^T g^"°"i^ . 

yiU to be payit 

Ane obligatione maid be Robert Kynlocht and Thomas Mertem^eYnLxt 
Traell his cautioner of ane thousand merkis to be payit at foi. S7\ 
Mertemes in anno 1598 

Ane obligatione maid be Henry Ramsay of Ardowny to me 
of 1 merkis j boll beir to be payit 14 dayis preceding Mertemes 

1598 Item ane uther .... 

My infeftment of William Mertenis tenement in the West 
syd of the Welgait under reversioun of 2^ merkis and four bollis 
beir the Beir to be payit at Youle nixt and the money 14 dayis Redemit 



^ David Name of Sandfurd. The Nairns of Sandfurd settled in Fife previous 
to 1445, as in that year Alexander Nairn was Lyon King of Arms and Keeper of 
the Rolls. From him descended the David Nairn mentioned in the text, who 
was retoured heir of his grandfather Robert Nairn of Sandfurd on 2ist July 1596. 
A portion of the estate belonged to the Goldman family. See ante, p. io6. 



110 COMPT BUIK OF 

preceding Mertemes 1598 uthirwayis the tenement to remane 
with me heretable and also assignit me to v^ merkis awin be 
Petir Rolland This in presens of Patrik Lyoun ^ bailie witnessis 
James Durham Johne Smyth of Dargo Johne Buill Johne Nes 

Ane obligatione of 2° merkis awin be Johne Ogilvy to be 
payit to me 14 dayis befor Witsonday nixt 

Ane obligatione maid be the Laird of Balhoussy^ Andro 
Schippert and Thomas Maull his cautioneris of 7^^ ix lib and 
9 furlettis beir to be payit 14 dayis befor Witsonday nixt 

Ane obligatione of j'' merkis of James Brown to be payit at 
Candelmes nixt 

Ane obligatione of George Clerk instantly to be payit 

Ane obligatione of Patrik Hendersonis of xxx lib to be payit 
the XX of December nixt 
foi. S7^ Ane obligatione of Johne Smythis of 4 bollis beir vj firlettis 

Quhyt twa bollis meill and 9 bollis beir llestis half a boll quhyt 

Ane obligatione of 3^ merkis awin be 

Ane compt of Thomas Flemingis of 4^-^ lib a boll beir in 
Robertis buikis maid at Candelmes last to me 

Ane assignatione to 1 lib awin be Androw Fothringhame 
on Johne Ogiluyis obligatione 

Last November 1597 

I have ventorit with Johne Ogiluy xxv peces on pledding 

etc to Flanderis 

Item ane hundreth lib on pledding. 

Item ane hundreth lib on skynnis 

Item delyverit him xx lib of sylver in hand 

Comptit with him. I haif xv^^ double ellnis pledding 

Item thre hundreth and sex skynnis scheip skynnis of 

Flemis hundrethis to be sauld and warit conforme to my com- 

missione 

xxiiij Merche 1598 
Outtred with Robert Schorswod my part of the crear quhilk 



fol. 58a 



1 Patrick Lyoun. See ante^ p. 10. 

2 Laird of Balhoussy. The lands of Balhoussie were in the possession of the 
Maules of Panmure frum the middle of the fourteenth century, and the Strachans 
were lairds under them for many years. The Strachans of Balhoussie formed a 
branch of the Strachans of Claypotts. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 111 

is half quarter thairof to Norrovay my part of victuallis hyris 
sailling and expennssis and hir beitting standis to 18 lib 6^ 8^ 
all pay it to him except xP quhilk suld be gifin at Witsonday 
for meill 

Memorandum Thomas Young is awin me 2 payntit brodis 
ouergilt at his hamecuming from Flanderis 

Item Johne Ogiluy hes promesit me als many 

29 November 161j f'^- 5^'' 

Lent Thomas Lyndsay goldsmyth ^ on a fit of a sylver coup 
weyand 6 unces % draples and on a ring with a stane thairin 
weying a croun and a quarter of a croun xx lib quhill festrinis 
evin 2 nixt and failzeing the pledgis to remane with me I have 
boruit Georg Auchinlekis name to this 

Memorandum Alexander Duncane goldsmyth^ receavit fra 
me my ring with the saffer weyand a quarter unces and a croun 
to sell for me for x crounes 

xxj December 1613 

Send with Robert Auchinlek to Deip or Rwen 4 ellis 
6 quarter bred blew clayth to be Littit of a said and grave 
cullour the exemple I prenit it on his commissione and hes gifin 
him xij^ Stirling to pay thairfor and quhat mair or les we to 
compt at meting in Thomas Halyburtonis litel bark 

xxj May 1617 
George Hay Cvpmaker past fra my hous in the Overgeit he 
tuik and is awin me 4 merkis for a yeiris meill thairof and tua 
heukis in harvest price ten^ Of this I have gotten a cup with a 



^ Thomas Lyndsay, goldsmyth, was admitted burgess on i6th February 1602, 
through the privilege of his wife, Margaret Ker, daughter of John Ker, ship- 
owner. His son, Thomas Lindsay, who was admitted burgess on 6th March 
1662, was more famous as a goldsmith, and several of the communion cups in 
Scotland — notably those at Kettins, Belhelvie, and a presentation communion 
plate belonging to the South Parish Church, Dundee — were the work of Thomas 
Lindsay, junior. 

2 Festrinis evin = Fastern's Eve, i.e. Shrove Tuesday. 

^ Alexander Duncane, goldsmyth, son of the late Finlay Duncan, surgeon, and 
brother of Bailie William Duncan, surgeon (see attte^ p. i), was admitted burgess 
on 19th March 161 1, 



112 COMPT BUIK OF 

cover for vj® 8^ fra him and he tuik away the key of the dur 
quhilk cost me half a merk 

James Hering warkman is awin me 8 lib for 3 yeiris meill of 
that hous as befor 

foi. 59a. The third of Marche 1598 

Comptit with David Wodderbourn I have resavit of his fywe 
hundrethe merkis to be lent or warrit heir as I think guid to 
his profeit in Flanderis this present waige and to pay with the 
first end thairof twentie sax libis flames [Flemish] and four gryt 
for his deit Johne Ogiluy 

3 May 1616 

Send with Adame Crychtoun is his muk creillis to Pitkerro 
a knag Vinacre of 9 pyntis 2 cannis oyledoly cost xP 2 hamis 
cost 3 lib x^ a grene can with 13 pyntis of syrop worth 3 lib 
in Sat [deleted] rememberance, for sex firlottis crallis I gat fra 
him, 2 Junij 1611 

Lent the nurische ^ Jean Blair my tyn flacon cost me xls 

Lent George Auchinlek my vissour Item my trene flacon of a 
pynt with the feit to send to the Vardmyln with vinacre 
Thir I yit want 

27 July 1611 

Gif the barron of Pitkerro ^ ane Lance lawer worth a croun 

Item send to him quhen I gaid to dwel in Westhall ane Strachen 

cheir cost me 7 lib Item ane young wolffis skyn cost me 7 merk 

Item 2 glessis worth xP Item a barrele confectionis worth 3 lib 

Upoun the 22 Marche 1598 
Imbarkit in the schip callit the Robert of Dundie quhairof 
William Chiesle is Master under God with James Neilsone 
clerk of hir Tuelf bollis sex pekis quhyt verry dry in pokis 
pakit and markit with ane N and W7 apertening to me quhilk 
the said James pleis godwilling sell in Spane to my proffit and 
to war the fre money gottin thairfor on. . . . [sic] 

And to schip the sam in the said schip and with him self and 
to mark my geir with my awin mark D W 



' Nurische = nurse. 

- Barron of Pitkerro. See a?ite, p. 16. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 113 

xxij of Marche 1608 fol. 59*. 

Send with William Renkyn to Spane ten bollis a firlet beir 
in xj pokis of onbleitschit hardin contenand 39 ellis Ilk eln 
cost v^ 4** Item four pistollatis and thair redschip Item a speit ^^j^ „g xiviij 
staf and carvit wark thairon to sell this and war als proffitable ^it) heirof 
and als oft as his awin and as he dois with his awin at his dis- 
cretione schip my geir with your self and mark it with this my 
mark D W 

Send with Robert Schoriswod to Norrovay to by buttir xij 
ellis hemp clayth at v^ 6^ the eln and a cot breikis and 
schankis of blak 

14 Apryle 1608 

Send with Waltir Renkyn^ to Quenisberg sex scoir fyve 
ryellis of 8 in Scottis money v<^ merkis to be warit on walx 
quhairon I have the copy of my awin commissoun subscryvit 
be him 

24 Junj 1608 In presens of David Coustoun 
Thomas Clayhillis Thomas Lyndsay goldsmyth 2 

I lent James Coustoun servitor to George Stirling x lib and 
he promesit to pay it agane betuixt this and this day xx dayis 
with a drawine pepper 

XV July 1608 

Send with Robert Kendo ^ to Dansken fiftie ryellis of 8 pakit 
in a pokit of myn to wair on walx and gif it be extraordiner 
deir foirby the wounted prices at his discretione to wair on 
coper 



1 Waltir Renkyn. See ante, p. 84. 

2 Thomas Lyndsay, goldsmyth. See ante, p. iii. 

^ Robert Kendo or Kandow, mer<hani, was not enrolled as a burg ss. His 
tombstone, which is still in e\istence in the Howff o( Dundee, has the following 
inscription : * Heir lyis ane honest god lie vertevs voman callit Mtrrreoun Bover, 
spous to Robert Kandov\ , Merchant, qvha depairtit ye 28 ol Agvst. 1606, and of 
hir aig 32, as also ye said Robert, qvha depairtit ye 26 of Agust, 1620, and of his 
aig 61 zeiris. 

Svrly I knov yat thov vilt bringe me to deith, and to ye hovs appointit for all 
ye living. Job xxx. 23.' 

H 



114 COMPT BUIK OF 



24 November 1611 

Memorandum payit Johne Fothringhame 5 lib 6^ for a 
quarter dollor and 30^ I wes awin him of befor 
Item payit Robert Andyrsone compleitly 



4 Aprilis 1599 

foi 6o^ I have send with James Neilsone to Hispane in the Robert 

quhairof William Cheisle is Maister xij bollis sex pekis a lipe 
les of quhyt verry dry pakit in xij pokis of hardin markit with 
this mark 4x7 And the hardin is 30 ellis cost v lib xvj^ 
This to be sauld to my proffit and the fre money gottin thairfor 
to be lent to a suir hand that he will caus answer me to be 
payit within a moneth eftir the hamecuming and failzeing 
that for als gryt proffit as ony sail receave on the schip And 
failzeing thairof at his discretione to wair it on gren gif he 
rakinis my proffit bettir thairon To remember to by the 
gudeman of Ardowny a suird fyn and to fill my litel barrele 
with confectionis 

Item to by me half a Kob of oyldoly 

James Neilsoune 

9 Junij 1608 

Memorandum Thomas Abercromy hes boruit fra me my 
Cronicles of Ingland Scotland and Irland for xx dayes to 
reid on 14 Junij 1608 

Memorandum on the 27 of January 1586 Quhilk is the dait 
of ane Confirmit Testament in Edinburgh of umquhile Mar- 
garet Rollokis relict of umquhile David Robesone burges of 
Dundie makand mentioun of fourscoir lib restand avand to me 
David Wedderburn burges of Dundie quhilk I haue never 
receavit payment thairof Mr Johne Lermont subscryver 
thairof 

Item Alexander Peirsone at Wardmyln hes boruit fra me 
my Frensche Academy and ane uthir buik and my blew sadill 
the girdis and stirrowbis 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 115 

XV Julij 1608 

Memorandum George Fell flescheour ^ hes coft fra me sex foieoh^ 
scheip for xx merkis the ane half to be payit presintly the 
uthir half at St James day nixt He hes payit x^ heirof to 
Robert Findlasone [deleted] William Barry videlicet a vj^ and 
4^ pece, as for the 2^ I payit it myself Item he hes payit to ane 
uther fleschour xiij^ heirof at my command 

Memorandum I propynit the Laird of Kynnard^ in the 
Cars with my tren trunscheouris and boyst 

Memorandum To charge Alexander Carnegy officiar with 
my decreit on Alexander Prestoun of vj lib He sayis he 
arestit Thomas Cristellis hot and Alexanderis tymber in her 

The tent of September 1610 in presens of Mr James 

Wedderburn ^ Mr John Dynmur and David Mudy 

telzeour in the hous of William Guthre * 

The said William promittit me a stik of fyn grew-gren silk 
quhilk suld cost v lib gryt within 7 or 8 oukis heirefter and 
swner eftir his hamecuming from Flanderis for my consent to 
the aprobatione of his rychtis of his tenement. 

This in 

James handis 

Tertio July 1610 in presens of Mr Alexander 
Wedderburn William RoUok Mr John Dynmur John 
Pattoun Thomas Vichtan James and Petir Wedderburnis ^ 



^ George Fell, flescheour. The Fells afford an instance of an occupation being 
hereditary in a family, the earliest recorded of the name being Finlay Fell, 
butcher, who was admitted burgess on 7th June 1533. The trade descended 
from father to son for more than a century. 

2 Laird of Kynnard. Patrick Kinnaird of Inchture, son of Patrick Kinnaird, 
born 1580, was retoured heir of his father loth Oct. 1604. He was father of 
Sir George Kinnaird of Inchture, who was created Baron Kinnaird 28th Dec. 
1682, and is represented by the present Lord Kinnaird. 

* James Wedderburn, nephew of David Wedderburn. 

* William Guthre, merchant, was admitted burgess 24th Oct. 1594, 'for 
having paid the usual to James Auchinleck, Provost, as his stipend for the past 
year.' At that time the provost received no lib Scots as his annual fee, but in 
1632 Provost Thomas Auchinleck, son of James Auchinleck, resigned his right to 
this fee, on condition that he should have power to present the freedom of the 
burgh to one individual. 

5 James and Petir Wedderburn, brothers of David Wedderburn. 



116 COMPT BUIK OF 

James Ouchterlony and Agnes Myln his spous gef a Discharge 
subscreyvit with their handis to auld Robert Wedderburn my 
father brother of the compleit payment of sex^ merkis for the 
quhilk Robert Wedderburn wes a cautioner and in compleit 
payment of all they may acclaim throw Robert Myln James 
Myln or their decess 

Memorandum 6 January 1606 
foi^ 6i». Gilbert Hunteris Vyf and Thomas Dougell in Leyth victuall 

byeris Thomas Broun wrycht and Robert Wedderburn my 
father brother gef young Petir Wedderburn S8^ in pairt of pay- 
ment of the Mertemes meill last in anno 1605 of his zard and 
that for tymber avin be the said Thomas to me 

Thomas Jak merchand^ zounger awin me ane doublet of 
fyn grew-gren Naplis at his hame cuming from Flanderis nixt 
for my gudewill of Johne Schorswodis buith 

XXV Apryle 1606 

In presens of David Barclay maryner in Dundie and John 
Bowden 2 in Hillsyd I requyrit Alexander Brown telzour^ to 
delyver me the tua hors I coft fra him quhairon he receavit a 
merk in arrels and he aluterly refuissit This hors wer coft in 
presens of Alexander Jak maltman ^ William Graham David 
Mudy Item to persew him befor the lordis at the Constablis 
instance and myn 

Sex xij ellis of myn lyand on the schore 

David Clerk in the Ferry avin me a merk 

John Ogiluy hors rynner xx** 

George Craeg vj^ 8^. 

John Gilchryst and James Fethie^ hes of myn 4 lib x^ vj^ 

^ Thomas Jak, merchand, younger, was admitted burgess 7th Feb. 1570. He 
entered the town council in 16 17, and was Hospital Master in 1620. 

2 John Bowden, brewer, was admitted burgess 4th March 1606, having paid 
40 lib Scots. 

^ Alexander Brown, telznur, was enrolled burgess on 3rd Feb. 1586, having 
then paid 10 lib Scots and the remainder on 30th Dec. 1595. See ante, p. 79. 

^ Alexander Jak, maltman, son of Robert Jak in Littletoun, was admitted 
burgess on 2nd Sept. 1590, 'having paid 20 lib to M. Alexander Wedderburn, 
Town Clerk, for his stipend in the last year.' 

^ James Fethie belonged to a family that settled in Dundee in 15 17, the first 
of the name being John Fethie, blacksmith. His son, Henry Fethie, merchant 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 117 

Item for the Decreit 4 lib 4^ les I receavit only fra James 
Fethie thairof vj lib 

16 May 1608 

Memorandum James Myln in Elgyn hes my flacon or rubber 
to fill with aquavetie for the quhilk he is satisfeit 

Eodem Die 
Patrik Guthre^ the young Duik of Kinblaythmont hes 
receauit fra me xl merkis to by me 2 oixin in Tarntie mercat ^ 
and gres thame [at] Crandort ^ in Glen lylay 

Upoun the xv May 1617 foL bi". 

James be the grace of God Kyng of 
Gryt Bretan France lyrland de- 
fender of the faith our native King 
being mowit of his awin gude incle- 
natione to wissie Scotland and his 
avin people cam to Edinburgh Thair- 
efter cam our the wattir of Kyngorne 
and cam to Falkland and on the 
xxj of May being Weddinsday cam our 
the wattir of Dundie and schippit at 
the Sowth Ferry and landit at the rude 
And cam to Dudop lait and swippit thair The morn tymous 
he red to Kynnard and remanit all that day Fryday Settirday 
Sonday Mononday Tysday Weddensday Thursday and interit 

(burgess 1535), was the father of James Fethie, skinner, mentioned in the text, 
who was admitted burgess on 26th Sept. 1570. James Fethie had three sons, 
who were all enrolled in the Lockit Book of burgesses on 9th October 1632. John 
Fethie and Robert Fethie followed the trade of their father. The third son 
was Magister Henry Fethie, who graduated at St. Andrews in 1621 ; was pre- 
sented to the parish of Benvie in 1627 ; translated to Mains parish in 1633, and 
deposed in Sept. 1649, with seventeen other ministers, in the Synod of Angus, 
by the Committee of the Assembly for Visitation. See ante^ p. 77. 

^ Patrik Guthre. The Guthries held Kinblethmont from about the middle of 
the fifteenth century. Thomas Guthrie was laird in 1594, although it is stated 
that the property had been sold to Sir Peter Young of Seaton about 1582. 
Patrick Guthrie, mentioned above, was probably the son of Thomas Guthrie, and 
the curious title, * Duik of Kinblaythmont,' may have been a by-name. 

2 Tarntie mercat = Trinity market, so called because it was held on Trinity 
Muir, Brechin. The market is still known as 'Tarantie,' and is held on the 
Tuesday before the last Wednesday in September. 

2 Crandort is on the Airlie estates, a short distance from Forthar Castle.. 



118 COMPT BUIK OF 

in to Dundie on Fryday at houris quhar than the toun gef 
[deleted] his greace gef to tham his presence 

[The Compt Buik is here reversed, and the entries are written 
in the opposite direction. The pagination of the folios in the 
original are given consecutively.] 

foi. 62% xxviij December 1598 

I have comptit and raknit with Johne Ogiluy and hes allowit 
to him all frauchtis customis and small comptis betuix us all 
pay it He restis awin me 4xx lib And lykway hes receauit 2c 
merkis in money This all to be warit as his awin presently to 
Flanderis And he to pay with the first end of the fre money 
for my debt 6 lib Flemis 4 gryt 

7 May 1609 
Memorandum giffin Patrik Auchinlek my power to receave 
and persew John Schorswod for 2c merkis awin to me and com- 
pone etc 

Ti Junij 1603 

This day my tua bandis on Rychard, Adame, and James 
Thayns ^ ar registrat in the commone court buikis of Dundie 
for 3c merkis to me and on ten bollis beir and quhyt 

12 May 1611 

Memorandum Mr Patrik Lyndsay ^ minister at St Vigeanis 
Kyrk and Alexander Lyndsay ^ his brother of Pitterly hes pro- 
mesit to cause David Maull of Both pay me 8 lib for the proffit 
restand be him to me as his Lettre wryttin to me to be in my 
will specefeis 



^ Thayn. Richard Thayn and his brother, James Thayn, were admitted bur- 
gesses on 1st October 1563. 

2 Mr. Patrik Lyndsay, son of Lieut. -Colonel John Lindsay of Downie, student 
at St. Leonard's College, graduated at St. Andrews in 1587, and was presented 
to the parish church of Guthrie in 1588. He was translated to St. Vigeans 
parish in 1593 ; was a prominent member of the General Assembly for many 
years, and was promoted to the Bishopric of Ross in 161 3, which he held in con- 
junction till 5th Oct. 1630. In 1633 he was advanced to the Archbishopric 
of Glasgow, but was deposed by the General Assembly in 1638. He fled to 
England, and died at York in June 1644, being then in the seventy-eighth year 
of his age. At the time of his death he was ' in such utter destitution that he had 
to be buried at the expense of the Town-Governor. ' 

^ Alexander Lyndsay of Pitairlie was laird from 1609 till 1639. His son, 
Alexander Lyndsay, was retoured as his heir on 29th May 1655. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 119 

Johne Ramsay goldsmyth^ is restand awand to me nyn 
merkis of hous meill in the grene land 

6 Aprilis 1612 M 62". 

I have giffin to Alexander Clayhillis^ John Schorswodis 
Obligatione of xj^^xj lib with a power to persew him and I 
have tane bak Alexanderis ticket thairon gif he may get j*' lib 
I haif biddin him compone utherwayis to bring all hame I have 
send a pouer to cause him subscryve on xx merkis for the 
fyleing of Thomas Jakis buith 

XV August 1622 

Comptit with Jonet Cristell in my awin hous 

Scho hes receavit xij lib of William Drummondis ^ Syluer 

Item giffin hir xP of the xviij lib 

Item sensyn xviij ^ my wyf gif hir 

Magdalen gef hir x^ my self 12^ 

I my self gef hir 4s Item 12^ Item 2« 

I gef hir Item 2^ send with [^ic] 

4 Martij 1617 1617 
Memorandum Robert Auchinlek * merchand oblist him cau- 
tioner for the Laird of Grange ^ to pay me thre gryt salmond 
fisches in recompance of my clayth Frensche clayth and pes- 
mentis I sauld to the Laird with 2 merk and a half of the want 
of my money for the clayth and pesmentis he coft fra me 
quhilk is awin me contenualy sensyn \sic\ 

4 October 1630 
Memorandum James Crystie in Adamestoun receavit fra me 



^ John Ramsay, goldsmyth, was probably the son of Charles Ramsay, gold- 
smith, who was enrolled burgess 'gratis for services' on 14th June 1566. The 
name of John Ramsay does not appear in the Lockit Book. 

^ Alexander Clayhillis, son of Peter Clayhillis, dean of guild, was admitted 
burgess, i6th Augnst 1595. See antCy p. 9. 

^ William Drummond, son of William Drummond, baker, admitted burgess, 
9th March 1583. 

^ Robert Auchinlek, merchant, * son of the late James Auchinlek of Woodhill, 
Provost,' was admitted burgess, nth October 1614. 

^ Laird of Grange. William Durham of Grange succeeded to the estate pre- 
vious to 1609, and died about 1625. 



120 COMPT BUIK OF 

thre infeftmentis extractit out of my Fatheris Protocle bulk 
subscryvit be me and neuer hes payit me thairfor quhilk 
extendis to xx lib 

I have receavit only tua foullis fra him 

Wm Cokburn borrouut of 

foL 63^ 14 May 1598 

My Flanderis waring extending to ane 
hundreth tua pund gryt as followis 

Sauld to Margaret Gray ane stik of rissellis grewgren for 
payit xxviij lib quhairof I am payit 

Sauld to Margaret Gray spous to James Ramsay maryner 
and to Mr Alexander my brother ane stik of rissellis grewgren 
cost 4 lib v^ Flemis at 14 noblis [deleted] is 29 lib xv^ equally 
betuix thame and to be payit in lyk maner equally betuix 
thame instantly as yit awin Margaret Gray restis xvij^ vj*^ 

Sauld to Ry chard Blyith and his dochter Margaret or ony of 
thame ane stik of rissellis grewgren cost 4 lib 2 Flemis is 28 
lib 14^ to be payit quhen I requyir it 

Sauld to Henry Ramsay of Ardowny ^ j dozen plettis j dozen 
trunscheris ane basing a laver a saltflat 2 water pottis a morter 
a pestell a pair candlescheris 2 chandleris a quart stowp all 
Flanderis waris extendis to 32 lib 17^ 8^ to be payit betuix 
this and Witsonday nixt maid him out L merkis with uther 
L merkis 

To myself a morter and pestell a pair of candlescheris a string 
of a hat a can with cheris a pece of veluit pesmentis cost 13^ 

The rest of my bill John Ogiluy hes quhairof I have 
receavit this geir following and sauld it to 

John Chalmer^ mercheand in presens of Thomas 



^ Henry Ramsay of Ardowny. The lands of Ardowny, in the parish of Moni- 
fieth, came into the possession of Sir WiUiam Monypenny in 1458, and were held 
by his successors till I495. ^^ ^^^^ year Alexander, Lord Monypenny, exchanged 
this barony with Sir Alexander Bruce, of Earlshall, Fife, for certain lands in 
France. The Ram says were in Ardowny previous to 1560, and the name of 
Henry Ramsay of Ardowny appears on an assize in 1568. The estate was divided 
about 1594, when one half of it was acquired by Thomas Maule of Pitlivie. 

^ John Cljalmers, merchant, son of Patrick Chalmers, dyer, was admitted 
burgess, 25th Jan. 1593. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 121 

for xiij noblis Traell Henry Beton and Robert Wedderbum 
2* merkis to be payit as followis to wit thre hundreth 

[2 quarter-merks] merkis at Michaelmesnixttua hundreth merkis 
four dayis befor Mertemes nixt and the rest to be 
payit four dayis befor Candelmes thairefter foL 63b. 

This money Flemis money 
First ane stik grewgren silk cost v lib Flemis 

Ane stik 4 perse grewgren 3 lib x^ 

Fiftie pund wecht suker cost 28s 8d the /do/ is v lib 19^ 4^ 
4 /do/ pundis cortschittis Confettis cost 24« lOg^^ 4 lib 19« 4^ 
vj pundis quhyt sucher candee cost j lib 2^ 

Sex peces veluit pesment at xij the bout is 3 lib 12^ 

Twa peces at xjs the pece is 1 lib 2^ 

Twa peces at 14s the pece is 1 lib 8^ 

Sex elnis poldemy ^ at 26s is 7 lib 16^ 

Sex elnis single veluit at 24s is 7 lib 4^ 

Ane pece veluit pesmentis is 1 lib 8^ 

Ane /do/ Hattis is 4 lib 

Sex Hattis is 3 lib 

Sex Hattis 48« 

Threttene unce x drap blak gallantis 2 lib 1^ 

Ane pund cullouris sik 2 lib 13^ 

Twa pund blak silk 3 lib ¥ 

Ane pund 1 unce half cullouris gallantis 3 lib 2^ 8^^ 

Twa fdof cardis 3 lib 2« 

Twa Chandeleris 8« 2^ 

Ane pund 8 unce 4 drap Frengeis 2 lib 8^ 6^ 

Ane pece veluit pesmentis at 17^ 
Summa 3^^ x lib 4^ 4^ in Scottis money seven hundreth xj 

merkis 

Restis with John Ogiluy for 13 noblis 3 quarteris 

Thre peces of veluit pesmentis ane at 14 ane 17 ane xxj^ 

quhairof I receavit a pece cost 13^ restis thairof be him xxxix^ 
Ane /do/ of cardis ane lib v^ 

Four peces fusteanis x lib Flemis 

Summa in Scottis money 4^^^ x lib xvj^ x*^ 



^ Poldemy, probably for poldavies = sailcloth. 



122 COMPT BUIK OF 

foi. 64«.i My voage God Willing to Queinsbrig ^ 

24 Maj 1600 

I have with me six scoir fy ve crounes of the sone 
Item V single pistolattis 
Item a crovne Ducat 
Item 2 double ducattis a half 

Item the Kyngis xl^ pece Item the 2 merk pece bayth 
extending to xj lib 
Item 3 Angell noblis 
Item a saffron at 8 merk 
Item nyn 8 merk peces 
Item 34 merk peces of gold 
Item 3 sitting lyon peces at 8 merk the pece 
Item 2 ringis of gold brokin weyis 4 Crounes 
Item XV dolouris Item S^^'xj ryellis of 8 Item a 3 gros stik 
Item of Inglis sylver 3^^^ 2 lib worth 
Item 37 Scottis ten^ peces 
^ , Item 84 merk peces in syluer 

Left the lo _ i 7. o. • i r» i 

merk with Item X merk or ocottis xxx^ peces and 2 merk peces 

^^"^^' Item a pece of syluer of King Erik of Suadyns gold 

I haif payit with James Bylour for my victuallis by the fur- 
nessing of my kist and uther thingis thairin wryttin in the 
Bulk with me 3 lib 3« 

Summa xiij'' The Gold is S'' and 3^^ merkis and ten 

twentie merkis The sylver extendis 14^^xj lib or thairby 

This by David Coustounis sylver of 3^^x dolouris x ryellis 

quhilk he hes ventorit with me and ordanit to wair as my awin 

1 haif xij ellis Narrow blew of Alexander Nicollis ventore 
with me to wair on lynt to him 

foi. 65^ The names of Barnis and Eild of thame 

procreat betuix David Wedderburn and Matild 
Beton his spous with the names of thair 
godfatheris and godmotheris Baptisit and quhat 
Ministeris is as follows 
Upoun the xxv day of Merche 1590 at aucht at evin beand 

^ foi. 64b blank in orig. 

2 Queinsbrig, probably Quedlinburg, one of the Dutch ports with which 
Scottish vessels traded. See Ledger of Andrew Halybtirton, preface, p. cii. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 123 

Weddinsday HELEN my eldest dochter wes born Hir God- 
fatheris James Durhame of Pitkerroi Mr James Rutherfurd of 
Murrous Petir Clayhillis Her Godmotheris Helen Ramsay spous 
to Mr Alexander Wedderburn Commone Clerk ofDundie Helen 
Cokburn Lady Westhall and Cristian Clayhillis spous to Wil- 
liam Man 2 and baptisit be William Crystesone ^ Minister upoun 
the last of Merche 1590 

Upoun the twentie aucht day of December 1592 at 4 houris 
in the morning beand Weddinsday my Secound dochter 
EUFFAME wes born Hir Godfatheris Mr Alexander Wedder- 
burn John Ogiluy James Betoun of Westhall Hir Godmotheris 
EufFame Wischert gudewyf of Persy * EufFame Coustoun spous 
to Robert Wedderburn mercheand and Margaret Carnegy spous 
to John Peirsone and baptisit be William Crystesone ^ upoun 
the penult of December 1592. 

Upoun the xxv of Januar 1595 beand Weddinsday at 3 
houris in the morning my thrid dochter MATILD wes born Hir 
godfatheris Alexander Peirsone at Wardmyln Robert Wedder- 
burn David Yeamen ^ Hir godmotheris Elspit Symmer spous 



^ James Durhame of Pitkerro. See ante, pp. i6, 112. 

^ William Man. See ante, p. 24. 

^ William Crystesone succeeded Paul Methven, and was the first regularly 
inducted Protestant minister of Dundee, having been appointed to that charge 
by the Lords of the Congregation on 19th July 1560. He was presented to the 
Vicarage of Dundee by James vi. on 17th Nov. 1569, in which year he was 
moderator of the General Assembly. He was a member of the first General 
Assembly, 22nd Dec. 1560, and attended thirty-eight out of the sixty succeeding 
assemblies. In consequence of his advanced age and infirmity, the famous 
Robert Howie, Principal of Marischal College, was appointed by the General 
Assembly as successor on 14th March 1597. The date of Crystesone's death has 
not been recorded. Many of his books were bequeathed to the library in 
the church of Dundee, but these were almost entirely destroyed in the fire by 
which the churches were consumed on 3rd Jan. 1841. 

* Euffame Wischert, gudewyf of Persy, probably wife of David Ogilvy of 
Persie, whose daughter Elizabeth was contracted in marriage, on 3rd March 
1606, to John Forrester, younger of Coustoun. Persie came into the Wedder- 
burn family subsequently by the marriage, in 1737, of Isobel Edward, heiress of 
Persie, to Robert, second son of Sir Alexander Wedderburn, Bart., of Blackness. 

^ David Yeamen, merchant, son of Patrick Yeaman, was admitted burgess on 
14th March 1592. He belonged to the family which afterwards acquired the 
estate of Dryburgh, near Dundee. His tombstone, in the Howflf of Dundee, 
bears the following inscription : ' Heir lyis ane godlie and honest man, David 



124 COMPT BUIK OF 

to James Scrymgeour Agnes Gibsone spous to George Ramsay 
Helen Beton gudewyfe of Ardowny Baptisit be Mr James 
Robertsone ^ minister upoun the 26 Januar 1595 

Upoun the 14 day of May 1598 beand Fry day 

at sex houris at evin eTONET my fourt dochter 

In Gods ^^'^s born Hir godfatheris Henry Ramsay of 

mercie deces- Ardowny John Scrymgeour Alexander Jak 

sit the 23 merchand Hir godmotheris Jonet Beton spous 

May 1616 Iq John Ochterlony Margaret and Kathtreen 

Wedderburnis my sisteris Baptisit be Mr James 

Robertsone ^ the said day 

foi. 65b. Upoun the sevint day of September 1599 beand Fry day a 

litell efter tuelf in the nycht DAUID ^ my eldest son wes born 
and baptisit on Sonday thairefter be Mr James Robertsone 
minister the 9 of September His godfatheris William Man 
bailie William Duncan Chirurgian David Coustoun (Alexander 
Cokburn John Schewan) His godmotheris Helen Ramsay the 
Clerkis wyf Margaret my sister and Euffame Scot spous to 
James Fraser 

Upoun the last day of August 1600 being Mononday my fyft 
dochter KATHAREN wes born and baptisit on Sonday thair- 



Zemane, son of Patrik Zemane, Elder, Bvrges of Dvnde, qvha departit this lyfe 
the 2 day of November 1610, of his age 38. 

In Morte . Vita 

To honor ye sepvhvr ve may be bald, 

Ve lerne of Abraham ovr father avid.' 
^ Mr. James Robertsone was born in 1555, and educated at St. Andrews 
University. While still a student of theology there, he copied and circulated 
the famous letter written by James Melville against the bishops and the supre- 
macy of the king, and Robertson was compelled to fly to England. Returning 
to St. Andrews, he was appointed one of the masters in the New College, and 
in 1588 he was chosen colleague to William Crystesone (see p. 123) in the First 
Charge of Dundee. Two years afterwards he was appointed minister of the 
Second Charge, which he held till his death in 1623. On 21st Dec. 1597, he 
was enrolled as a burgess of Dundee. He was buried in the South Church of 
Dundee, where his tomb was found in a ruinous condition after the fire in 
1841. A sculptured shield on the tombstone bore the arms of the Scrymgeour** 
family marshalled with those of Robertson. His wife was Margaret Scrymgeour. 
Ste post, p. 125. 

2 David died, unmarried, before 1623, as in that year his brother James Wedder- 
burn is called the eldest son. — Dundee Pj'otocol Books, vol. cclxviii. pp. 90, 91. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 126 

efter be Mr James Robertsone Minister Hir godfatheris Mr 
James Robertsone Minister Patrik Lyoun bailie ^ John Beton. 
Hir god motheris my sister Katharen Wedderburn and Katharen 
Erskyn Lady Westhall This at 9 houris in the day The 
baptisme the 6 of September 1600 

Upoun the sext day of September 1602 ^ being Sonday at 
twelf houris at evin JAMES ^ my secound sone wes born and 
baptisit be Mr James Robertsone minister on the xv of Sep- 
tember being Tysday His godfatheris Sir James Scrymgeour 
of Dudope knight Sir James Haliburtoun of Pitcur* knycht 
James Wedderburn my brother and James Beton of Westhall 
His godmotheris Margaret Moncur spous to William Spens 
and Margaret Scrymgeour spouse to Mr James Robertsone 

Upoun the xxix day of August 1602 being Sonday 

and departit at 4 houris in the morning my thrid son ALEXR 

this lyf ix wes born and baptisit be Mr James Robertsone 

howris morn minister* on Tysday thairefter His godfatheris 

oftheSSday Mr Alexander Wedderburn commone clerk of 

of Apryle616 Dundie Mr John Louell Mr William Fergusone 

His godmotheris Jonet Wedderburn ^ spouse to 

William Davidsone Jonet Blyth spous to Waltir 

Rollok and Effie Gray spous to John Schorswod 



^ Patrick Lyoun, bailie. See ante, pp. lo, no. 

2 i6o2, an error for i6oi. See ante, p. 48. 

' James, occasionally mentioned in the Dundee Records 1621, et seq. — Proto- 
col Books, vols, cclxviii. cclxx. In March 1641, he is described as captain, and 
in December as major. In 1644, in the will of his uncle, James Wedderburn, he 
is called lieut. -colonel, and there is left to him * that great silver cup whereon his 
fathers and mothers names are, but if he shall not return to Scotland ' the cup 
was to go to James Sympsone. He was engaged in foreign military service, and 
is probably to be identified with Colonel Wedderburn, said to be buried in the 
Cathedral of Abo, Finland, in the seventeenth century. 

4 Sir James Haliburtoun of Pitcur, sonof Sir George Haliburtoun of Pitcur and 
Elizabeth, daughter of Sir James Leirmonth of Balcomie. He was married to Lady 
Margaret Scrymgeour (noi Mary, as given in Douglas's Peerage), younger daughter 
of Sir John Scrymgeour, first Vise >unt Dudhope. His daughter, Katherine, 
was married to Joha Beatoun, son of David Beatoun of Balfour. See Peg. Mag. 
Sig. 13th May 1618. His son James was retoured as his heir on 21st April 
1619. 

^ Jonet Wedderburn, daughter to David's uncle, Peter Wedderburn, elder. 
She married about 1595. 



126 COMPT BUIK OF 

Upoun the xix of February 1604 being Sonday at 8 houris 
at evin my sext dochter ISSOBELL wes born and baptisit on 
Tysday thairefter be Mr James Robertsone minister Hir god- 
fatheris Waltir Rollok William Dauidsone elder Thomas Gardyn 
Alexander Wedderburn younger Hir Godmotheris Issobell 
Beton spouse to Alexander Peirsone at Wardmyln Issobell 
Kyd spouse to Alexander Smyth and Issobell Aberden spous 
foi. 66a. ^Q Andro Hill 

Upon the 23 day of February 1606 being Sonday at xj 
houris at ewin in Westhal my sewint doter MAGDALEN wes 
born and baptisit be Mr Henry Duncan^ in the kyrk of 
Murrois minister thairof quha mareit me and my wyf there 
Hir godfatheris James Ogiluy of Dyntroun 2 Henry Ramsay of 
Ardowny ^ The said Mr Henry Duncan and Willie Grahame 
Hir godmotheris Dame Magdalen Lewingstoun Lady Dudop 
and Magdalen Wedderburn doter to the Clerk my brother 

Upoun the auchtene day of Januar the yeir of God 

ane thousand sex hundreth and ten yeiris my fourt 

*the 23 son HENRY wes born and baptisit* be Mr James 

Januar Robertsone Minister in the kyrk of Dundie the eist- 

instant mest of thame being Friday at xij houris at evin The 

names of his godfatheris Henry Ramsay of Ardowny 

George Auchinlek and William Davidsone younger 

mercheand His godmotheris Margaret Wedderburn 



1 Mr. Henry Duncan was appointed minister of Ballumbie in 1585, and held 
that charge in conjunction with Murehouse or Murroes. He removed to Murroes 
in 1590, and remained there till his death, on 5th April 1618. He was one of 
the forty-two ministers who protested against the introduction of Episcopacy in 
1606. 

2 James Ogiluy of Dyntroun. The Ogilvies of Duntrune were a branch of the 
Easter Powrie family, and acquired the estate in the latter half of the fourteenth 
century. The date when they disposed of Duntrune to a branch of the family of 
Graham of Fintry is not recorded, and little is known of their connection with 
the estate during the sixteenth century. The name of James Ogilvy of Duntrune 
appearing in the text under date 1606 shows that the estate was then held by 
that family. By a charter dated 20th Feb. 161 2, the King confirmed certain 
lands in Perthshire and Forfarshire in fee to Patrick Landlands, junr., of Collace, 
and his intended wife, Agnes Ogilvy, daughter of the deceased John Ogilvy of 
Duntrune. She was probably the sister of James Ogilvy, mentioned in the text. 
Walter Graham, first laird of Duntrune of that name, was in possession in 1629, 
and the estate is still held hy his representative on the female side. 

2 Henry Ramsay of Ardowny. See ante^ p. 118. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 127 

my sister Marioun Jak spous to Alexander Cockburn 

Anna Thayn spous to James Fethe and Besse Fethe 

his sister ***** 

Upoun the xxij day of May 1610 my dochter Helen wes 

mareit with George Auchinlek being Tysday at v houris at 

evin be Mr James Robertsone minister thairof of Dundie in 

the litel eist kyrk of Dundie 

4 May 1610 The Kyng of France^ wes slayn 
Upoun the xj of Nowember 1620 [deleted] 1610 my dochter 
Effeme wes mareit with James Symsone mercheand in the kyrk 
of the Manys be Mr William Reat ^ minister thairof 

12 May 1613 David Auchinlek born at 2 efter none David 
Auchinlek sone to George Auchinlek is baptisit be Mr David 
Lyndsay ^ minister upoun the 13 May being Thursday 

at V houris at evin His godfatheris Mr David Lvndsay >^- 66»>. 



^ Henri iv. of Navarre, assassinated by Ravaillac. 

2 Mr. William Reat or Rait was admitted minister of Mains 1590, and had 
Strathmartine under his charge conjointly. In 1593 he was translated to Lundie, 
but returned to Strathmartine and Mains two years afterwards. Along with 
Henry Duncan, minister of Murroes (see supra), he signed the protest against 
Episcopacy in 1606. He remained in charge of Mains parish until his death, 
which took place shortly before Feb. 1633. 

^ Mr. David Lyndsay is supposed to have belonged to the Lindsays of Edzell. 
He studied at St. Andrews University, and graduated there in 1593. He was 
appointed master of the Grammar School of Montrose, and in 1597 he removed 
to a similar position in the Dundee Grammar School. In 1599 he was presented 
to the parish of Guthrie, in the Presbytery of Arbroath, holding that charge in 
conjunction with his scholastic appointment. He was enrolled as burgess of 
Dundee on 17th Feb. 1602, being then designated 'Schoolmaster.' When 
Robert Howie was removed from the pastorate of Dundee by decree of the Privy 
Council, in 1605, Lindsay was promoted to this charge, and endeavoured to 
retain the mastership of the Grammar School, but ultimately consented to resign 
it, in 1606, for a consideration. His success as a teacher and minister was so 
great, that, in 1613, the Town Council granted to him the sum of 500 merks for his 
faithful services ' as weill in the education and information of the youth in letters 
and gude manners, as in his dischairge of his office and calling of the ministry.' 
About this time he became proprietor of the estate of Dunkenny, in Forfarshire. 
In 1 61 5 he began to take an active share in the work of the General Assembly ; 
and he attracted the special notice of the King at * the disputations in divinity ' 
held before His Majesty at St. Andrews, in July 16 17. His book, entitled Reasons 
of a Pastor's Resolution touching the Reverent Receiving of the Holy Co?nnmnion, 
was published in 161 8, and was so well received that he was promoted, in 
November 1619, to the see of Brechin. He officiated at the coronation of 
Charles i. at Holy rood, in 1633, when he was accused of a leaning towards 



128 COMPT BUIK OF 

David Hunter David Wedderburn His godmotberis Helen 
Ramsay tbe gudewyf tbe Clerkis wyf Marion Jak spouse 
to Alexander Cokburn and Anna Thayn spouse to James 
Fethe 

Upoun tbe xj day of Apryle 1621 Helen my docbter wes 
mareit witb James Ros in tbe litel eist kyrk of Dundie by Mr 
Colyn Campbell ^ minister 

Last of Marcbe 1620 

Androw Makesones man in my neame delyverit to James 

Cocbren of myn ane gryt pak tow weyand xij pund wecbt new 

to be sic pak tow qubilk I lent bim qubill I delyver bim ane 

pak tow I boruit fra bim of sewin pund wecbt qubilk I send to 

foi. 67a Flanders witb my pledding 



ritualism. In 1634 Lindsay was consecrated Bishop of Edinburgh, and it 
was he who officiated on the memorable 23rd July 1637, when an attempt was 
made to introduce the Liturgy, on which occasion he was mobbed, and narrowly 
escaped with his life. The abolition of Episcopacy by the General Assembly 
of 1638 forced Lindsay to flee to England, where he found protection 
with Archbishop Laud, and where he remained till his death, in 1640. He 
has been described as ' a learned and able divine, of high and irreproachable 
character. ' 

^ Colyne Campbell, minister of the third charge in Dundee, was born in 1577, 
and studied at St. Andrews, where he took his degree as M.A. in 1597. His 
first charge was at Kettins, in the Presbytery of Meigle, to which he was 
inducted about 1604. Thence he was translated to the third charge in Dundee 
in 1617, as successor to Magister William Wedderburn. He signed the famous 
protest against Episcopacy in 1606 ; but he afterwards resiled from this position, 
for in June 1620 he was nominated in the High Commission issued by the King 
for the institution of an ecclesiastical court for the administration of church 
discipline. He was enrolled as a burgess of Dundee on 19th October 1619, ' for 
his public services.' In October 1634 he was a member of the Commission for 
the Maintenance of Church [discipline, appointed by Charles I. and the General 
Assembly. Colin Campbell died on I3ih June 1638, ann was buried in the 
South Church, where his memorial stone was found in fragments after the 
disastrous fire of 1841. Portions of this stone are now preset ved in the museum 
in the Old Steeple, Dundee, and show a shield bearing the arms of C amphell 
and Hay. His wife, Margaret Hay, survived him, and was living in 1644, at 
which time she advanced money to the Town Council to assist in raising the 
levy imposed to raise funds to resist the insurrection led by the Marquis of 
Huntly. The three sons of Colin Campbell were all ministers — James being 
placed at St, Madoes, David at Menmuir, and John at Tealing. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 129 

Penult July 1612 
Delyverit George Auchinlek ^ fiftie merkis in pairt of payment 
of j° lib quhilk rest awin him of his tocher gude Quhilk 
hundreth lib with 8*^ merkis awin me on James Haliburtonis 
obligatione and his cautioneris complettis George Auchinlekis 
tocher gude. Item gef George xl merkis I gat fra Andro Mores 
of my Wyn syluer Item gef George 36 lib I gat fra Robert 
Kyd of his burgeschip Item gef his wyf 4 lib quhilk scho 
bocht beif with Quhilk altogidder is compleit payment of ane 
hundreth lib Quhilk altogidder is ane thousand merkis for his 
tocher gude. 

16 February 1617 
In presens of Adame Creychton James Wat payit to Androw 
Nicoll xj merk a half for his muk at the West Port 

17 August 1601 
Auld Robert 2 and his wyf hes infeft Thomas Kyd in ane 
annuelrent of 24 merkis out of the grene land ^ to get his re- 
nunciatione thairof or els to cause him register it on new in Mr 
Alexanderis buikis 

Anent James Symson foi. 68» 

Upon the xxiiij of May 1611 
At command of James Symsone ^ my gudesone I payit to 
George Michell maltman^ in Murreget Ixj lib 13^4^ for his 
pairt of a crear coft be him fra George as the first termes pay- 
ment thairof 

Item gef at his command to John Fothringham xxiiij lib 
Item to John Fothringhame agane xxxv lib 
To Effie my dochter his wyf 6 lib 

^ George Auchinlek, first husband of David's eldest daughter, Helen Wedder- 
burn. 

2 Robert Wedderburn, the notary, David's uncle. 

* Grene land was a tenement which stood at the corner of the Nethergait and 
Spalding's (now Couttie's) Wynd. The name was derived from the possessor, 
James Grein, mariner, and Matilda Spalding, his wife, who purchased the pro- 
perty from James Scrymgeour of Littleton, and were infefted on ist July 1558. 
In 1562 this property was described as ' waste and burned,' but a new building 
was erected on its site immediately afterwards, and the old name of the * Grein 
Land ' was retained. 

* James Symson, husband of Eufame, daughter of David Wedderburne. 
^ George Michell, maltman, admitted burgess 3rd Feby. 1586. 

I 



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130 COMPT BUIK OF 

To Effie agane 5 lib xij^ 

To yourself to mak out S'' merkis 3 lib V ¥ 
Upoun the 26 July 1611 

Item gef yourself in my chalmer tua hundreth merkis in 
Inglis money Summa in the haill four hundreth merkis This 
in pairt of payment of the first \^ merkis I am debtful to 
pay for the first terme of her tocher gude of a thousand 
merkis 

9 June 1612 In presens of Robert Trael 
Mr John Dunmure 
Dely werit James Symsone in Petir Balmannois ^ hous com- 
pleit payment of ane thousand merkis be vertew of his Dis- 
charge on the bak of his Contract Matrimoniall Videlicet the 
some in money 14"^^ lib 4 lib Item xl lib x^ to Robert Hamil- 
toun the rest off befor in presens of Robert Trael gef him 
four hundreth merkis as the forme insert in this bulk will 
declair 
M 68b The 22 January 1602 

Item resauit fra David Wedderbourun sewin schor sax poundis 
sax schilling iiij^ quhilk sal be warit to him as the rest of my 
money is warit on skynes and plaiding and sal be imployit God 
willing as the said David gifis me commissioun in this present 
voage to Flanderis 

Item resauit mar fre the said David threte aucht pound 
fourten schilling to be warit as said is mar resauit fre David 
to be sauld pice harne of the dossone ane uther pice of nyntene 
elnis mar ane pice of tuedhng of thre dossone Alexander 
Nicolls thretie nyne elnis half gren linning xx elnis hardne of 
guidman Ardowne ^ 

Upoun the xij of July 1603 
My creatione of notarie wes and [sic] insert in Mr Alexander 
Hayis^ buik My buik notit and merkit contenit threscoir aucht 

1 Peiir Balmanno, merchant, admitted burgess, i8th May 1609, on payment of 
40 lib. 

2 These two paragraphs are not in David Wedderburn's handwriting ; hence 
the difference in spelling. 

3 Alexander Hay, Clerk of Register, admitted 22nd November 1594, demitted 
office in i6i2. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 131 

leiffis James Hay of Fudie my cautioner I payit als to Mr Hay 
a Bonet pece price 8 lib Item a vj lib pece 

Memorandum Mr Robert Narn hes [deleted] aduocat hes 
gottin my 2 merk pece of gold 

3 Nouember 1609 

My actione of aduocatione betuix William Guthre and me 
callit befor the Lordis 

Memorandum Alexander Barbour seruitour to Mr Alexander 
Gibsone hes my registrat obligatione anent William Lyoun 
John Balfour and Thomas Lowry his man Lettres reasit 
thairon 

Mr Olyuer Colt for the wryttis to adwyse with my wrytturis 

Nono Septembris 1594 foi. 69*. 

Delyuerit Patrik Chalmeris ^ in the Mary Gallant a precept 
of John Strathouchins to receaue 20 croun of the sone of gold 
and wecht of the first fraucht beis gottin and to len it als oft 
for a fraucht als gude as beis gottin sa oft as he dois to him 
self quhill his returneing bot gif he may have gren for 12 or 14 
frankis to send it hame to me with the first commodetie and 
quhen any proffit beis gottin to wair the profit as he thinkis 
gude and send it hame to me 

Item giffin Hary Balfour commissione to uptak fra John 
Strathouchin of his fraucht of the Lyoun this present voage 
conforme to his commissione gifin to him and the Clerkis xxv 
crwnes of the sone of gold and wecht 

Item to receaue fra Anthone Halyburtoun^ of his fraucht 
XV crwnes of the sone and to wair this money conforme to my 



^ Patrik Chalmeris, mariner, was admitted burgess on 9th March 1583, on 
payment of 10 lib, the remainder of the burgess fee being paid on ist June 1592. 

2 Anthone Halyburtoun was enrolled as a burgess, 'gratis,' on ist Oct. 1582, 
and was then described as * natural son of the deceased Alexander Haliburtoun.' 
His father was Captain Alexander Haliburton, brother of Provost James Hali- 
burton, and was slain at the siege of Leith, in 1559. An error was made by 
Tytler, in his History of Scotland^ when, referring to this siege, he confused 
Captain Alexander Haliburton with the Provost, and stated that the latter was 
slain on this occasion. There is absolute proof in the Dundee Charter-Room 
that Provost Haliburton long held his office as civic ruler subsequent to the siege, 
and died in Feb. 1588-9. 



132 COMPT BUIK OF 

commissione and to ther obligationis etc to by gren faileing to 
len it as he dois to him self 

of x^ Item send with Petir Clayhillis ^ in the samyn schip 
the eln 4 peces bleitschit lyning eln bred contening 7/do/ 
7 peces contening 8/do/ a half narrow cost 8s the 
eln Item 14 ellis tykis beddis cost a merk the eln Item 23 ellis 
tykis beddis cost a merk the eln Item 23 ellis tuidling Item 
quarteris tuidling in a pokit and a toll To do heirwith as 
Petir thinkis best 

^'^' ^9^- Nono Septembris 94 

Outred with Robert Schorswod 40^ for the third of my half 
quarter of the Crear of hir lading of collis and delyuered him 
22 ellis bleitschit lyning worth v^ the eln to sell in Flanderis 
and with the coll syluer and fre money thairof to lay in my 
thrid of hir laiding of inzeonis or aplis in Flanderis and quhat 
superplus beis attour to by a kynkyn seap 

Item to mak me compt of my pairt of hir outwith fraucht 
GifEn John Myln commissione to wair 8 gudlenis on pes or 
osmond iron 

9 December 94 

Send with John Ogiluy to Flanderis a barrele of salmond xxv 
ellis hodding and a oix hyd to wair it as he thinkis best Item 
send with him xxv ellis elbred smal lyning clayth worth x^ the 
eln Item xij /do/ a half of bleitschit hardin cost xx lib 

David Ked in St Andros and William Lochmalony in Dundie 

myn barrel 
his cautioner awin me a half last hering to be delyuerit at the 
lettir fair ^ nixt conforme to the act in the court bukis 

44 lib [deleted] xviij lib 
David Johnstonis wyf in Perth is awin me j^ 8 merkis 
conforme to a act of Perth in James Goldmanis handis awin 
me X merk Andro Small messenger hes the 
letters of horning 



^ Peter Clayhillis married, in 1583, David's younger sister, Margaret. She 
survived her husband, and died in 161 7. 
2 Lettir on Latter Fair. See mtte^ p. 44. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 133 

The Lady Westhall is awin me conforme to a compt in the 
litel clespit buikis 47 lib [delete] 13 lib instantly to be payit now 
XX merkis payit 

The Laird of Westhall awin v bollis beir and xiij lib syluer 
of lent syluer and for Tymber etc The beir receauit restis the 
12 lib 

Thair is in Alexander Kynmondis ^ buith xx xij ellis cloking 
worth 3 lib the eln John Dynnes^ awin thairfor xxj lib xiijs 
Thomas Hunter notter thairto 

James By tor ^ Prymros foi. 70*. 

Ane kynkyn of puder contenand 69 pund wecht 

Ane uther kynkyn puder contenand 70 pund wecht and 
markit and wryttin thairon markit with Alexander Forretis 
mark and his awin 

Ane last pese of myn contend [delete] markit with my awin 
mark To be sauld quhair he happins to mak mercat on sic 
proffitable waring as he dois to him self and as he waris and dois 
to himself and as he waris and dois with all his awin 

Restis awin me unpayit 44 pund wecht of puder 

Last Merche 95 
James Renkyn * skipper awin me xj lib I gef his wyf 
George Mudy awin me 9 lib for my hyd siluer he receauit 
fra Petir 

Lyoun 
Ane half last of lynt contenand xxxvj Speneis stane and in 



1 Alexander Kynmond, dyer, admitted burgess, 7th Nov. 1581. His booth was 
on the west side of the Wellgait. 

^ John Dynnes or Dioneis, sword-slipper, was admitted burgess, 25th May 
1585, when he paid 10 Hb as part of 20 lib burgess-fee, paying the remainder on 
loth Oct. 1598. 

^ James Bytor or Boyture, merchant, son of Alexander Boyture, merchant, was 
admitted burgess, i8th March 1594. Alexander Boyture, who was enrolled burgess 
in 1553, had four sons, merchant burgesses of Dundee, named Andrew, George, 
John, and James. The youngest of them, James Boyture, was in the council 
from 1604 till 1635, and held the offices of treasurer, dean of guild, harbour- 
master, kirk -master, and bailie. The last-named position he held for nine 
separate terms. 

^ James Renkyn, mariner, admitted burgess, 2nd Jan. 1581, having paid lolib 
in two portions. 



134 COMPT BUIK OF 

Scottis wecht thre scoir x stanes markit with this mark DW 
and the figour of four 4 

Only XXX lib awin me December 94 
George Lyndsay awin me xx crunes of the sone conforme to 
my Decreit and a Knag vinacre conforme to his obligatione 
William Davidsone quhen he cumis out of Flanders 

Robert Bruce ^ a kynkin with salt 
Thomas Bleir ^ my kynkin 
to bring hame full of 
My Pes vinacre 

My ferme beir in David Robertsonis handis 
My 24 ellis lyning and blak clayth 
My XXV bollis salt 7 December 94 

Andro Mathesone ^ actit to pay me 4*^ lib 
at Witsonday for x pokis waid 

foi' 7o^. 1 October 95 

1 14 George Stirling ^ of bred clayth Perill 

^ 24 To be warit on gren gif it may be haid 

3 23 gude and gude cheap faileing on quhyt 

4 15 and Clarit wynis to cum hame the 

5 16 hie way in the Perell or else in the 

6 12 first that cumis hame reddiest 

7 12 

8 20 

9 35 

10 40 

26 [delete] 

11 26 

xj^^8 ell with x quarteris of tuidling quhairin it is pakit 



^ Robert Bruce, mariner, ' brother-german of Alexrander Bruce, feuar of Erlis- 
hall,' was enrolled burgess on 17th July 1584, 'for services done to the magis- 
trates of the burgh.' 

^ Thomas Blair, mariner, son of Henry Blair, mariner, admitted burgess nth 
Oct. 1592, married Katharine, daughter of Colonel Wedderburn, a member of 
another branch of the Forfarshire Wedderburns. 

^ Andro Mathesone, capmaker, admitted burgess, by the privilege of his 
father, Patrick Mathesone, capmaker, on 20th Oct. 1591. 

* George Stirling or Strivling, mariner, enrolled burgess, 19th March 1580. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 135 





Hary Balfour of bred clayth Lyoun 


1 


25 


2 


21 


3 


21 


4 


26 


5 


26 


6 


21 


7XX 


ell with vij quarteris tuidling quhairin it is pakit 


1 


12 


2 


12 


3 


13 


4 


13 


5 


XV 



3^^ 6 ell in pepers of half a merk the eln 
fyve peces coper wyis sewin scottis stanes 
in the weyhous 
Aucht crounes gold and wecht fra Anthone 
Haliburtoun 
Item fra Thomas Kyd i Ix ellis at ¥ 6^ the eln 13 lib x« M 7i*. 

Item fra him xxxiiij el gren at 44 the eln Summa 6 lib xij^ 

18 July 1618 

In presens of James Mudy in James Fiffis seller on the south 
pairt of the Kyrkyard Johne Barry agreit with me that for my 
8 merk he is awin me he suld at his first hamecuming from 
Ingland he suld gif me a hatt and a string of crep worth 12^ 
Sterling and I to pay him gif sa be v^ sterlen at James Mudeis 
sicht wthervayis not. I haue receauit fra John Barry in presens 
of David Aberden in Elspet Haellis hous 3 lib scottis in pairt 
of payment of the 8 merkis he restit awin me 46^ 8** and I 
spendit 7^ Scottis then with him This on the 27 Marche 1619 

This not deleit 

James Renkyn 
He hes of myn to receaue in Burdeaux xJij crounes and 
a half 



1 Thomas Kyd, tailor, son of Thomas Kyd, clothcutter, admitted burgess, 20th 
Sept. 1586. 



136 COMPT BUIK OF 

26 December 1598 

The bailie and Clerk my brother gef seasing to my wyf 
Matild Betoun induring hir lyftyme of St Thomas Chaplenry 
and haill rentis thairof 

M7i^' xiiij August 95 

Coft fra Patrik Layng in St Johnstoun Ixxvj ellis of bred 
lyning clayth at ix lib the scoir 

Summa 34 lib 4s 

Viz* ane of 39 

Ane of XV 

Ane of xxij 

Coft fra Robert Keir in St Johnstoun xlvij elnis bred clayth 
at 9' 6^ the eln 

Item fra him xx ellis of the sam sort Summa xxij lib 6^ 6^ 

Item coft fra him twa xiiij ellis is 28 ellis bred clayth at 
7s 4d -ys 4d ^^Q eln Summa x lib v« 4^ 

Item copt fra James Adame of narrow clayth 4xx ellis at 
4s 3d the eln Summa xvij lib 8s 6d 

Item coft fra the gudewyf of Arthoristane ^ v peces small 
lyning contenand Ixv ellis at vj^ the eln Summa xix lib x^ 

All pay it to thame j<^ 8 lib x^ 

Lent John Ogiluy tua double pistollatis 

8 September 93 

Coft fra Alexander Fairwedder inBalderdy xiij /do/ 1 ell a half 
bleitschit clayth in xiij peces at 25 lib the hundreth and a half 
merk 35 lib x^ x^ 

Coft fra Archibald Andersone in Forfare aucht [deleted] 
sevin peces bleitschit clayth contenand aucht /do/ 1 ell Summa 
xxij lib 2^ quhairof he hes gottin only Ivj^ restis 19 lib 6^ 
Summa I haif to pay is liiij lib xvj^ x*^ 

Giffin thame 1 merk v^ 2^ and Ivj^ restis only to thame 
bayth xxj lib 



^ All this page is deleted in MS. 

2 Arthoristane was part of the lands belonging to Coupar Abbey, which were 
alienated by Donald Campbell, the last abbot. See an^e, p. 39. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 137 

Item coft fra Issobell Cokburn in Fyf xx ell a half at 4 lib 
the scoir payit 

Item for my hossing sex scoir ten ellis at 6^ 6^ the eln 
Summa 42 lib 

John Ogiluy John Fothringhame /oi. 72* 

First XXXV ell a half gren lyning 
xxvj ell hardyn 
xiij ell tuidlit lyning 
X ell a half bleitschit hardyn 4^^ v ell 

14Aprylel610 



Send to William Davidsone younger the 
seiches skyn Almry ^ with the hempseid 

To be warit on gren that be glide 
cheap faileing bring it hame in 
roiss noblis with himself 

4 July 1609 in presens of David Rollok 
xiij [delete] xij ell George Gardyn ^ skipper Robert Jak and 
Robert Kynloch in the Tolbuith 
I pay it John Haggons^ Officiar 14 lib 
vj^ 8^ for the veluit sleiffis and bodeijs 
he roupit at the Croce to me 
as they say pertenit to umquhile 
James Fosteris wyf 



1 


xij ell 


2 


XX ell 


S 


xj ell a half 


4 


xij ell 


5 


XV ell 


6 


xij ell 


7 


xiij ell 


8 


xj ell a half 


9 


xij ell 


10 


xij ell 


11 


xiij [delete] x 


12 


xviij ell 


13 


XV ell 


14 


xxj ell 


15 


xij ell 


16 


xiv ell 


17 


XV ell 


18 


xvj ell 



^ Seiches skyn almry = sealskin chest. 

2 George Gardyn, mariner and shipowner, son of John Gardyne, mariner, and 
Elizabeth Kinnear. He was enrolled a burgess on loth Dec. 1598. His house 
stood in Kyd's Close, Marketgait, and he disponed it to his mother's relative, 
Henry Kinnear, Commendator of Balmerino. The tombstone of John Gardyne 
and Elizabeth Kinnear bears the following inscription : — 

' Hie jacet probus vir Joanes Garden bvrgen de Dvnde qvi obiit die mensis 18 
Jannvari anno d. 1581 aetatis svse 60. 

' Hie jacet honesta mvllier Elizabethe Kinneir sponsa dicti J. G. qvi obiit die mensis 
2 Mali anno domini 1573 ostatis svse 52. 

' Mors vltima omnia rervm,' 

^ John Haggons, officer, admitted burgess 12th Sept. 1598, on payment of 
40 lib. 



138 COMPT BUIK OF 

19 xxij ell 

20 xxiiij ell 

21 xxiiij ell 

22 xvj ell 

23 xviij ell 

24 xij ell 

25 xij ell 

26 xij ell 

27 xxij ell 

28 XX ell 

xxj^^ 17 ell a half 

foi. 72b. Petir Imbre 8 August 93 

Alexr Renkyn ^ Phenix 

Item XV ellis 
Item XXV el 
Item xxvj el 

Item xiiij ell 27 September 1617 

Item xij ell Memorandum 

Item xj ell Delyuerit to William Duncane bailie of 
Item xiiij ell Musselburcht Alexander Faldis Obligatione 
Item xxiij ell of tua hundreth lib with ane power 
Item xij ell subscryuit be the Clerk and me to 
Item X ell uplift Ixxiiij lib awin thairof and rede- 
Item xij ell lyuerit bak to William the Assignatione 
Item xxj ell maid be the said Alexander to me and 
Item XX ell the Intematione with ane Schereffis Pre- 
Item xxiiij ell cept of Forfar schawing my diligence 
Item xxvj ell That I persuit thairfor and gat nothing 
Item xij ell To gett fra William Duncane this mony 
Item xij ell our wryttis abak agane 
Item XX ell 
Item XV ell 
Item xij ell xvij Scoir 4 ellis 

Summa xvj^^xvj ellis a half ^^ 17 scoir 8 ellis 
Ane sentner xviij pund pulder 

and tua litel barrels of ix pund wecht 



^ Alexander Renkyn. See ante^ p. 78. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



139 



21 July 1618 Send to St Andros with John Wedderburn 
and Mr David Kid the Edik and Executionis to Mr William 
Weynis 

Send to Johne Calwye ^ bailie of Newburcht my Decreit on 
Alisone Mongall for xl m to get payment thairof with Rychard 
Blythis Lettres and my awin of requyst to him 

Off the breed clay th 



3 

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25 ell 
xlell 
XXXV ell 
XX vj ell 
xvj ell 
xxj ell 
XX ell 
xiiij ell 
xiiij ell 
xxiij ell 
xxj ell 
XXV ell 
xij ell 
xxj ell 
xij ell 
xxvj ell 



17 XV ell 



8 June 1612 

Memorandum giffin Euffame Jaksone 4 lib 
in pairt of payment of 8 lib for the first termes 
payment of hir 2 acris I hald of hir in pre- 
sens of hir mother in hir hous hir dochter 
and Margaret hir seruand Quhilk 4 lib I re- 
cavit fra William Kyneres 

24 Junij 1613 

Memorandum payit a yeiris dewetie to 
Effie Jaksone except xj^ 4*^ 

Item William Kyneres ^ lies gifin hir 4 
Merk of the Witsonday terme last bypast 



18^^ 18 ell a half 



fol. 73. 



^ Johne Calwye belonged to a family long connected with Newburgh, Fife. 
On 23rd March 1589 John Calvie (or Cowie) was served heir to his grandfather in 
seven acres and a half of arable land, with the third part of the * almeriecruik,' 
and on 23rd Oct. 1644 John Calvie was served heir to his great-grandfather, John 
Calvie, in certain burgage crofts within the regality of Lindores. — Alex. Laing's 
Lindores Abbey and its Burgh of Newburgh, p. 129. 

2 William Kyneres, son of the deceased Andrew Kineris, was admitted bur- 
gess, 2ist Sept. 1602, the same date as his brother was enrolled. See ante, p. loi. 
Another brother, Andrew Kineris, mariner, was admitted burgess, 1st April 1606. 
William Kineris was very prominent in the municipal history of Dundee. He 
entered the Town Council in 1615, was shoremaster, 1624-26; bailie, 1626-28- 
3i-35-37>and 1640; kirkmaster, 1630 and 1636; dean of guild, 1641 ; and pro- 
vost, 1646-48. 



140 



COMPT BUIK OF 



Robert my father 
brother yii me 
this quhilk he 
said wes giffin 
him in Vittem- 
burg 



fol. 73* 



1.6. Rex noster natus fuerat in carcere 
Edinburgense 19 Jiinij 1566 
inter horas 9 et 10 Antemeridiem 

in anno 1575 
R. erit versutus irrequietus Consiliorum 
Occultator ac fundet regni sui amplicit 

Off the small vj^ clayth 
Threscoir fyve ellis in fyve peces 
My coper extendis to vij stane wecht 

My coper 
My xlij crounis a half with James Renkyn 
My aucht crounis with Anthone Haliburtoun 

29 July 1618 
Send to Brechin for Lettres 
anent the Chaplenry to the 
Commissar Clerk. 

Ti February 91 
Petir Man i 
Recavit of myn j last hering to be sauld quhair he happenis 
to mak mercat to my proffit And with the fre money to len it 
tlie best he can to be payit within 3 oukis efter his hame 
cuming to a sufficient persone that he be answerable gif he 
waris in France and can not len it to bring me hame Myln 
rayis ^ of gold and wecht Bot if he wair to him self and the rest 
in Rwen to wair it as his awin is warit to my proffit and in cais 
he pas in Ingland and can not len it as said is to wair it on a 
/do/ on lynt hattis with veluit about the browis on 2 stikis 
fusteonis of trym cullouris and the remanent on steiningis that 
be gude schiping it with his awin and John Fyndlasones ^ or be 
land as hitherto and mark it with the said mark 

2 Apryle 1626 Comptit with Alexander Smyth* mercheand 

1 Petir Man, son of William Man, merchant, enrolled burgess, 8th May 1582. 
'^ Myln rays = milreis, a Portuguese coin, worth about 4s. 4jd. 

2 John Fyndlason. See ante, p. ii. 

■* Alexander Smyth, merchant, was enrolled burgess on 3rd Jan. 1625. He 
entered the Town Council in 1628, and was then described as 'Alexander 
Smyth, Sen^,' probably to distinguish him from another Alexander Smyth, who 
was afterwards treasurer. As there never was a Provost Alexander Smyth in 
Dundee, the epithet ' the litel Provost ' may have been a by-name. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 141 

for all comptis of merchandise that my dochter Helen ^ or James 
Ros wes awin him contenit in his compt bulk He dischargit us 
thairof and that becaus I causit my brother the Clerk com- 
pleitly pay him of fyve or sex hundreth merkis he wes awin him 

The dait of this decreit 17 June 1595 
The litel Pro vest Alexander Smyth ^ awin me on a decreit 
xvj^ 8^ anent my vat clayth 

David Robesone awin me als mekle 

Memorandum 
Upoun the 9 Junij 1608 I lent Alexander Peirsone^ at 
Vardmyln my gude-brother my Frensche Academy bundin in 
red ourgilt Item my sadil stirribis and gird is Item the parapris 
on the New Testament 

14 August 1608 
Lent Patrik Ramsay,* smyth, 42^ 

14 August 1608 
Lent Petir my brother v lib Item 3 lib Item to John 
Patton^ 12« 

Recavit heirof 4 lib restis 4 lib 8^ 

George Scot restis of the cart and meir 7® 8^ 

XV July 1609 foi. 74» 

Memorandum 
Send with Willie Davidsone younger x ellis narro quhyltis 
to Flanderis Item he is awin me xP quhilk suld pay the lit of 
my clayth etc ther 

Memorandum 
Upoun the — day of September 1599 yeiris Thair is ane 
apoyntment betuix auld Robert my father brother Robert ^ the 
noter and James Ochterlony anent the grene land ^ etc 



1 Helen Wedderburn's second husband was James Ros. See ante, p. 128. 

2 See p. 140. 

3 Alexander Peirsone married a sister of David's wife, viz. Isabella Betoun. 

4 Patrick Ramsay, son of Sylvester Ramsay, smith, was enrolled burgess, 8th 
May 1582. 

5 John Patton, 'servant of M. Alexander Wedderburne, Town Clerk,' was 
admitted burgess, 8th Nov. 1597. 

^ Robert should be deleted. The phrase should run, * auld Robert my father 
brother the noter.' 

^ The grene land. See ante, p. 129. 



142 COMPT BUIK OF 

1626 Compt betuix Alexander Myln^ mercheand and 
me Dauid Wedderburn 

Memorandum the 2 Apryle 1626 Alexander Myln coft and 
receauit fra me ane aikin frez pres with schottlles of aik thairin 
for the swme often merkis quhairof I receauit 2 ellis clay thing for 
4 lib sua restis he awin me four merkis Quhilk 4 merkis mon be 
allowit in 4 lib I aucht him for silkin pesmentis or utherwayis 
as it is wryttin in his compt buik sua I wilbe awin him 2 merkis 
Item He receauit fra me ane evident of his land in the Murre- 
geit besyd Robert Drummondis land quhilk he restis awin me 
thairfor xl^ sua restis he as yit awin me ane merk with ane 
puder red home flas he boruit fra me worth xij^ and he is awin 
me a merk with 12^ 

14 Apryle 1609 

Patrik Ramsay, smyth lent him 42^ 
James Fethie the George Fell restis to me 7 lib 
pok of 3 ellis Alexander Prestoun 7 lib 

hardin James Halyburtoun in Essy restis to me 4 lib 

Andro Boytur 12 lib 

foi. 74b. Thomas Young 

Ye pleis by me a stik of burrat that be fyn to be hir a gwn 
Ane pair of fyn blak schankis 
Ane pair of fyn sade cullorit brown schankis 
Twa Ane [deleted] hattis lynit with taffetie 
Ane pair of woU cames 

To do this ye sail recave furth of your awin purs xxiij^ 
Sterlen and sewin auld dolouris 

foi. 75b.2 14 September 1590 Robert my brother 

Receauit fra me by my brother Robert in ventour with him 



^ Alexander Myln, merchant, son of the deceased Thomas Myln, was made a 
burgess on 20th Jan. 1620. Thomas Myln, who was a burgess of Elgin, was 
enrolled on the Lockit Book on 25th Jan. 1593, on payment of 40 lib. Seeanfe, 
p. 102. 

2 Most of foi. 74^ and all foi. 75* left blank in MS. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 143 

in the Nychtengall quhairof James Deis is Maister fourtene 
crwnes of the sone of gold and wecht and half ane last of 
hering schippit with him in the said schip The fre money of 
the haill to be imployit in all voagis that he sail happin to 
mak befor his hamecuming or sic profitable waring as he dois 
to him self And gif he cum hame the hie way to imploy it 
haill on the best sort of waid to be schipit with him self and 
markit with this my mark 

Item delyuerit him sex crwnes of the sone of the sam wecht 
quhilk makis in the haill twentie crwnes of the sone to be im- 
ployit to me in maner abone wryttin for by the half last hering 
foirsaid 

Siclyk gifin him commissione to recaue nyn crwnes of the 
sone fra Thomas Heres And tua crwnes fra Robert Jaksone 

D. Wedderburn 

Mair delyuerit to him conforme to his directione sen the 
making of our last compt a crwn and a half summa xxj crwnes 
a half 

xxij day of August 1612 

In presens of Robert Carnes John Watsone warkmen I sauld 
to Androw Mores and his wyf and delyuerit thame 3 peces of 
Burdeaux quhyt wynes full for sexscoir lib to be payit at Youle payit 
nixt except 30 lib to be payit at the lettir fair day nixt The 
filling thairof wes 16 pyntis a chopin awin 4 pyntis befor 

Memorandum on the 24 Junij 1615 ^ foi. 76" 

« * * * * * 

It is to be rememberit I have subscryuit him ane Disposi- 
tione of the Nonentre of v acris land formit be William Gray 
Scheref Deput quhairin I grant I have receauit syluer 

betuix him and me 
Item quhair I deleit the uther wryttis maid in his conforme 
Item quhair he promesit to gif me ane honest satisfactione 
in the agreing him and Mr James Wedderburn in getting him 
a releif of his cautionrie anent Kynnard etc 



^ Four lines carefully obliterated in original manuscript after this line. 



144 COMPT BUIK OF 

At X houris befor noune upon the xj of January 

1624 Patrik Kyd ^ bailie witnessis Patrik Lyoun 

Johne Renkyn ^ maryner Mr Robert Mongumry ^ 

Minister of Godis word at Kynnard George Pi ken 

and Adame Crychton in Dundie Mr Alexander Wed- 

derburn Clerk present 

I David Wedderburn resignit in the said baileis handis my 

lugeing and tenement with yard bak and foir lyand on the 

north pairt of the hie mercat geit of Dundie in favouris of 

Mette Beton my spous present and the airis lawfully gottin or 

to be gottin betuix us quhilkis failzeand to me my airis and 

assignais heretable 

D Wedderburn with my hand 

20 August 90 
foi. 76b. Androw Mortemer * 

Item xij elnis a half at 9^ the eln onbleitschit 
Item xxiij eln a half at 9^ the eln onbleitschit 
Item xvij eln a half at 9^ the eln onbleitschit 
Item xxxj eln a half at 9^ the eln onbleitschit 
Item xxxj eln a half at 9^ vj^ the eln onbleitschit 
Item xxiij eln a half at 9^ vj<^ the eln onbleitschit 

Item ix elne bleitschit at vij^ the eln 

Item xviij eln a half at v^ 4^^ the eln bleitschit 

^ Patrik Kyd, son of Archibald Kyd, merchant, was enrolled burgess 20th 
Oct. 1591. He entered the town council in 1606, when he held the office of 
harbour master. He was bailie in 1613-15-17-18-19-21-23-27-29, and 1637. 
Beside these offices he was kirkmaster in 1614-16-22, and 1628, and dean of 
guild in 1620. 

2 John Renkyn, mariner, was admitted burgess on i6th Jan. 1620. 

^ Mr. Robert Mongumry graduated at St. Andrews in 1618, and was presented 
to the vicarage of Kinnaird by James vi. on 24th May 1628. In Scott's Fasti^ 
vol. iii. p. 707, it is stated that Montgumery's predecessor, Robert Sommer, 
'died prior to 24th May 1628,' but he seems to have made a confusion between 
this Robert Sommer and Robert Seymmer, who was vicar in 1607, and translated 
to Holyrood House in 1620. The entry in the text shows that Montgomery was 
minister of Kinnaird in 1624, so that it is likely that he succeeded Seymmer in 
1620, and that the Robert Sommer mentioned by Scott had no existence. Mont- 
gomery's official entry as vicar did not take place till 1628, but he had evidently 
been acting as minister four years earlier. He was translated to St. Quivox in 
1633, and died 

^ Androw Mortemer, mariner, was entered burgess on 15th May 1582, on pay- 
ment of 10 lib. ' as part payment of 20 lib.' 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 145 

Item xix eln bleitschit at 4^ vij*^ the eln 

Item xxij elnis bleitschit at 7^ the eln 

Item xij ehi a half bleitschit at 7^ the eln 

Item xxj eln bred bleitschit lyning at 9^ the eln Summa 
9 lib 

The ane half to be warit sa oft as he waris to himself to my 
proffit befor his hamecuming on wjnes The uther half to be 
warit on gude vaid and to be send hame on the Falcon Or 
utherwayis gif he cum hame the hie way Haill on vaid of the 
best sort 4^^ 7 lib 12« 

John Thorntoun 

Ane half last hering to be delyuerit me quhen the schipis 
cumis fra Lochbrum ^ 

n Junij 1615 

Lent Besse Wedderburn ^ spous to James Kynnard ane treu 
flacon of a quarter to go with hir to Denmark and to be send 
hame immediately price thairof xxs 

20 August 90 
David Rollok ^ foi. 77a 

Item xiij eln a quarter at v^ ij^ the len bleitschit 

Item + 24 eln bleitschit at 4^ xj^ the eln 

Item of onbleitschit Item 22 eln a half at v^ the eln 

Item X elnis at v^ vj*^ the eln 

Item xvj elnis a half at vj^ vj*^ the eln 

Item XX elnis bleitschit cost v^ 



^ Lochbrum. This entry is interesting as showing that Lochbroom, in Ross- 
shire, was an important centre of the herring fishery in the sixteenth century. 

2 Besse Wedderburn was a distant cousin of David Wedderburn. She was the 
only child of John Wedderburn (died 1599), eldest and only surviving son of 
James Wedderburn (died 1578) and Margaret Dundas. This James Wedder- 
burn who married Margaret Strathauchin was the eldest son of David Wedder- 
burn and Helen Lawson, whom Douglas in his Baronage makes the progenitor 
of the Wedderburns of Kingennie, Blackness, etc. This is, however, an error. 
David Wedderburn had one other son, William, who married Margaret Rollok, 
and had issue, though his male line is almost certainly extinct. Their 
daughter, Elizabeth (Hesse), married in 1604 James, son of Patrick Kynnaird, 
and they emigrated to Denmark, as in 16 16 he is described as * now indweller in 
Alsownoir' (Elsinore). — Dundee Burgh and Head Courts Record^ vol. xxvi. 
8th Nov. 1 6 16. 

3 David Rollok. 6'ee ante, p. 88. 

K 



146 COMPT BUIK OF 

Item in his awin purs sex crwnes of the sone to be warit on 
wynes gif he awin ham [sic deleted] hailwair gif he ga to 
France and so oft to wair it quhairever he mak merkit as he dois 
to him self and gif he cum hame half on vaid half on wynis 

26 lib vs 

Thomas Heres 8 September 90 

Nyn crwnes recavit heir to be delyuerit to me in Burdeaux 
To delyuer thir to Robert my brother and to be warit as his 
awin conforme to my Bill and gif not to wair it als oft as his 
awin to my proffit befor his hame cuming 

20 August 90 
/o/. 77\ James Renkyn 

Item xxxj ellnis grene lyning at vj^ the eln 
Item 24 elnis grene lyning at 8^ the eln 
Item 30 eln a half grene lyning at vj^ vj^ the eln 
Item xxix eln grene lyning at v^ vj^ the eln 
Item 14 eln a half bleitschit at 4^ 4^ the eln 
Item xij eln bleitschit at v^ the eln 
Item xiij eln bleitschit at v^ the eln 
Item XV elnis bleitschit at v^ ij** the eln 
Item xij eln a half bleitschit at v^ the eln 
Item 14 eln a half bleitschit at 4^ vj^ the eln 
Item xix eln a half bleitschit at v^ ij^ the eln 
Item xiij eln a half bleitschit at v^ the eln 
Item XV eln a half bleitschit at v^ vj<^ the eln 
Item xiij eln a half bleitschit at v^ the eln 

Item for the peice that Matild ^ hes of xx elnis at vj lib the 
scoir 

Item ane barrele of salmond 

With the fre money of this abone wryttin to be warit on 

3« xij lib wynes and sauld and to mak proffit to me in euery voage 

28 befor his hame cuming as he dois to himself and gif he 

j^ cum hame the hieway to be warit on a ton of wyn and the 

remanent of the money on vaid of the double crescent or then 

to be scliippit with him self and mark it with this mark DW 

^ Matilda Betoun, wife of David Wedderburn. This entry is deleted in Ms. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 147 

20 Junij 1619 

John Betonis twa sones interit in my hous and we haue 

comptit this day the 13 May 1620 all that we have receauit fra 

thame is ane leid meill coft Item thre bollis meill fra Lochlau 

Item sex bollis and a half of meill fra Lochlau Item the fre qr 

Settirday 23 Maij Vilsones 1618 Robert Peirsone interit f^i- 78" 

Sonday 18 July 1618 Alexander Peirsone interit 

Receauit 

17 bollis aitmeill 

to this hour the 13 May 1620 

Of all thingis meill and malt Robert Wedderbum my 
brother 26 August 90 

Delyuerit Robert my brother xxvj lib x^ for half a last hering 
to be send with him to Burdeaux and sauld to my proffit 

Item he hes of myn xxj lib in his awin hand to be excheyngit 
for crwnes extendis to sewin crwnes a half 

Item sex crwnes a half in his awin hand of lent money this [*ic] 

16 December 1611 

Giffin commissi one to Thomas Kyd goldsmyth to by me in 
Frans sa mekle of the Frensche blak clayth as wilbe a clok to 
me and I to pay him for his frank according to the custome 

Robert Wedderburn mercheand ^ 
A Knag of Vinacre 



^ Robert Wedderburn was one of the two sons of Mr. Robert Wedderbum, 
vicar of Dundee in 1550. The vicar was one of the three sons of James Wedder- 
burn who were remarkable for their share in the Reformation, and was, with 
little doubt, author of The Cofnplaynt of Scotland. He was precluded by his 
calling from marriage, but he had two sons by Isobell Lovell (afterwards wife of 
David Cant), viz. David and Robert. Both were legitimatised, by letters under 
the Great Seal, 13th Jan. 1552. David died unmarried 1585, while Robert 
married Eufame Coustoun (relict of Robert Scott), and died about 1620. He 
left issue : David, burgess of Burntisland ; John, merchant in Dundee ; and 
Elizabeth, who was thrice married, firstly, to Robert Murray ; secondly, to Thomas 
Moncur of Seggieden, and thirdly, to James Lovel of Kinneuchie. She was buried 
in the Howff of Dundee, beside her first husband. David Wedderburn had two 
sons who died young, and James seems never to have married, as in 1642 Eliza- 
beth was retoured heir to David. 



148 COMPT BUIK OF 

Patrik Boy is George Lyndsay 

Ane kynkyn hering A Knag vinacre 

OfFJohneBe 
Betonis barnis 

John Thorntoun Thomas Bleir 

ane half boll A knag vinacre 

Ane kynkyn hering 

Robert Bruce Robert Jaksone 

Item 13 merk Ane kynkyn hering A knag of vinacre 

foi. 78^ Lent James Symsone my Blundevill buik to reid on quhill 

he cum out of Stokholme 

Lent Androw Thomsone my hinging lok 
Lent the Clerk the rottonfall 

Andro Kirkaldy awin me a lantern of quhyt iron and the 
hand of the myln 

3 Martij 1586 
Is the dait of my infeftment of Alexander Louell of \sic\ 

land abone the weyhouse 

26Aprylel587 
Is the dait of my seasing of xj merkis out of James Hali- 
burtons hous in Ergylisgeit 

17 Martij 1590 

Is the dait quhen I infeft Petir my brother thairin as ane 
pairt of his bairnis pairt of geir of thre hundreth merkis he 
useit thro deceis of my father and mother 

25 Martij 1586 

Is the dait of my brother Petiris Seasing quhen he wes infeft 
in 12 merk annuel under reversione of ane hundreth merkis 
upliftit furth of Edward Chalmeris houssis in Ergylis geit in 
pairt of payment as said is 

2 January 1586 

Is the dait of my brother Petiris seasing of x merkis annuel 
in compleit payment of his thre hundreth merkis upliftit furth 
of William Allardyis land lyand in Ergylis geit 

Thir all insert in Mr. Alexander Wedderburnis buikis my 
brotheris commone clerk of Dundie 



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DAVID WEDDERBURNE 149 

Item xiij elnis a half bleitschit clayth cost 4* ij^ the /^^' 79*- 

eln Summa a quarter half 
Item XV elnis clayth cost the eln 4^ ij*^ Summa 
Item xviij elnis a half cost the eln 4^ ij'^ Summa 
Item xiiij elnis a half cost the eln 4^ ij*^ Summa 
Item xiij elnis cost the eln 4^ ij*^ Summa 
Item xiij elnis cost the eln 4^ ij^ Summa 
Item xiijj elnis a half cost the eln 4^ ij^ Summa 
Item xxix elnis grene lyning cost the eln 4^ ij'^ 

Summa 
Item X elnis grene lyning cost the eln 4^ ij^ Summa 
Item xxj elnis bleitschit lyning at 9^ the eln Summa 

9 lib 9« 

3 Martij 1619 
Memorandum send with Johne Duncane ^ 
maryner brother in law to William Kyneres 
ane knag of a gallon to fill with 
vinacre in Burdeaux in the said 
Williamis schip this present voyage 

xxj Maij 1619 

Send with Andro Mores in Robert Haliburtonis schip to the 
Rochell a knag to fill with vinacre 

Memorandum to get the violet puder fra Robert Haliburtoun 

Memorandum to get the burnwood and ham fra William 
Haliburtoun 
Memorandum to get the burnwood fra Janet Blyth 

Item fra George Lochmalony the Oyldoly 

Item fra John Haliburtoun 4 lib 6® 8^ for Strikmertenis ^ 
Discharge I gef him 

This is the mark ooo 
The xxvj July 1590 ^"^' ^^'• 

First Tua /do/ bleitschit clayth at xlix^ the /do/ summa 58" 

4 lib 18s 



* John Duncane, mariner, was enrolled burgess, ist April 1606, having paid 
40 lib. 
^ Strikmerten, i.e. Strathmartine. See an^e, p. 34. 



150 COMPT BUIK OF 

7sthe Item coft 22 elnis in twa peces bleitschit clayth at 5^ 

the /do/ 
4d the ein Item ane /do/ half an eln cost Iviij^ 4<^ Summa lij® 

7' Item xxij elnis a half grene lyning cost Ij^ 8*^ the /do/ 

summa 9 lib 17^ 
6« Item XX elnis bleitschit clayth at 6^ the eln summa 6 lib 

v'vj'^ Item xvj elnis a half of grene lyning liiijs the /do/ Summa 

3 lib 1¥ 
v« Item xiij^ eln a half grene lyning cost liiijs the Summa 

3 lib ij« 
vj8« 8« Item xxiii^ eln a half grene lyning cost liij^ the 7 lib 

vj«viid Item XXX elnis a half grene lyning cost liij^ the Summa 

V lib x^ 
v« Item xij elnis a half cost the 48^ Summa P 

v» Item xij elnis a half cost the 48^ Summa P 

48 yd Item xix elnis lyning cost the 50^ Summa 4 lib 

v8 ijd Item xiij elnis lyning cost the 50^ Summa Ivj^ vj*^ 

vs ijd Item xiij elnis a half lyning cost the 50^ Summa 4 lib xij^ 

Item XV elnis lyning cost the 50s Summa 3 lib ijs vjd 
4 peces v befor that 
9 lib Item xxij elnis a half eln bred grene lyning cost 7 lib x^ the 

scoir Summa 
9 lib Item xxxj elnis a half eln bred grene lyning cost 7 lib x^ 

the scoir Summa 
9 lib Item xxxj elnis a half eln bred grene lyning cost 7 lib x^ the 

scoir Summa 
9 lib Item xvij elnis a half eln bred grene lyning cost 7 lib x^ the 

scoir Summa 
9 lib Item xxiij elnis grene lyning litel les nor eln brod cost 

7 lib x^ the scoir Summa 
7" Item 9 elnis lyning clayth cost the eln v^ 6** Summa 47^ 

vj' 
9" Item xij elnis a half grene lyning cost the eln vj^ 7^ Summa 

Item xxxj elnis grene lyning cost the eln xv^ Summa vj^ ij^ 
fo/. 80a. To James and Thomas Archeris in Vmaquhy ^ in presens of 



V8 ijd 
V 



^ Vmaquhy, i.e. Omachie, in Forfarshire, afterwards held of the Duke of 
Douglas by the Wedderburns of Blackness, but sold by the tutor of the thiid 
baronet in 1712 for 19,900 merks. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



151 



David Scheir and Andro Archer a boll 14 merk to be payit at 
Michaelmes nixt 

To George Myln baxter elder 3 boUis with the waiter 
mel 33 lib to be payit at the lettir fair nixt restis xl^ 

To James Peirsone in Quhitfield a boll x lib to be payit at 
Michaelmas nixt restis xvij lib 

To a landwart man in Arbroth a boll xiij merkis payit 

To Williame Grahame a boll xij merkis payit 

I haif schippit with Gilbert Thomsone in Thomas Ramsayis 
crear xx bollis to Leyth 

To James Leyis crear xxiiij bollis to St Andros or Leyth 
in Gilbert Thomsonis ry 

George Ogiluyi restis awin me of the ry complit all frauchtis 
and chargis payit 8^^xj lib iiij^ ij*^ to be payit instantly restis 
XX lib 

Receauit fra George 400 lib 
xx'f 9^ 
Restis S'^^xj ¥ ijd 
My Pes 

To my self a boll xx merk 

To Mr Alexander a boll xx merk 

To Henry Betoun a half boll x merk 

To Elspet Hering^ a half boll x merk 

To David Spankie ^ a firlot v merk 

To the gudwif of the Weyhous* v mettis 1 merk receauit 
therof XX lib 

To David Stewert in Lamertoun a met x merkis to be payit 
at Michelmes nixt 

To Agnes Gray David Cuperis wyf a boll pes xx merkis 
and hes spunes in plege to be payit at the lettir fair 
nixt 



restis 
8 lib 



restis 



restis 
3«^ j lib 



P 

P 

allouit lit 

bres 
allowit 



1 George Ogiluy, maltman, was entered burgess on 2nd Oct. 1593, on pay- 
ment of 20 lib. 

2 Elspet Hering was third wife to David's brother, Robert. See an^e, p. 1 8. 
' David Spankie, maltman, enrolled burgess, i6th Sept. 1590, on payment of 

10 lib. 
* Gudwyf of the Weyhous. See an/e, p. 80. 



foL Zo\ 



152 COMPT BUIK OF 

To John Auldny in Brechen xl peckis 24 lib x^ payit 



My Beir 
Nono Augusti 1596 

Sauld to William Robertsone ^ maltman 6 bollis a half beir 
for 14 merkis and half wantis thairof 2 peckis a lepy to be 
payit at Michael mes receauit thairof a new rosnoble 

To Michel Cokburn a half boll v lib resting 9 lib 



restis xx* 

David 

Andersone^ 

officiar 
allowit for lit 



allowit in 
the bresen 
restis vj^ 8'^ 

restis 40** 

restis a 

merk 

wantis v^ 

18 lib receauit 



MyRy 

Alexander Nicoll2 for 2 bollis 22 lib 

Robert Roughis mother Issobell Fotheringhame 4 bollis 
ane for 14 the rest for 13 merkis the boll restis 8 lib 
7 lib 

David Bell half a boll 7 merk 

Henry Betoun half a boll v lib x^ 

Westhall Henrv Betoun and George Currour cautioner 2 
bollis 34 merk to be payit at the lettir fair 

To my self ane boll xj lib 

To Elspet Hering* a boll half boll v lib x« 

To William Drummond cautioner for John Drummond 
in Smythstoun a half boll v lib xiij^ iiij'^ 

To Margaret Thorntoun William Sibbaldis wyf a half boll 
V lib xxij^ iiij^ Thirto restis xl<^ 

To James Lyndsay a boll 14 merk Thir last thre to be 
payit at the lettir fair 

David Stanneris 3 peckis and 3 peckis pes 4 lib to be payit at 
the lettir fair wantis v^ 



1 William Robertson, maltman, admitted burgess 22nd Sept. 1588. The cir- 
cumstances of his admission are thus described in the Lockit Book : * Paid 10 lib 
and for his labours in collecting money for the payment of the Stipend of Magr. 
John Robertson, minister.' 

2 Alexander Nicoll, maltman, admitted burgess, 26th Aug. 1583, having paid 
10 lib as part of 20 lib, remainder paid on 20th Feb. 1591. 

* David Andersone, officer, enrolled burgess, 7th Jan. 1608, ' for services 
gratis.' 

* Elspet Hering. See ante^ pp. 80, 151. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 153 

John Mwir a firlot 46' 8^^ to be payit at the 
lettir fair 
p. Laurence Bad firlot 46' 8*^ instantly 

My wyf 2 pekis xxiiij' 
p. Issobell Vobster spous to John Stibbillis a boll 

14 merk within 5 dayis 
p. Grissell Nicoll vj pekis 3 lib instantly 

My Lynt foi, si- 

xlij boundis 
Mr Alexander 3 boundis weyis v stane half a pund les 

6 July 1612 
Memorandum 

In presens of Petir ^ and David Mannis ^ brether I gef our 
Petir Manis ix lib he wes restand awand me of my registrat 
Band on him in the commone Court buikis of Dundie for wyn 
etc quhilk wes on the xx of Apryle last wes to James Wed- 
derburn my brother quhilk Petir allowit to him in the first end 
of the fiftie merkis on Patrik Lowsonis Band And this in pairt 
of payment of ten pundis I laitly borouit fra James, Sua rest I 
awin him xx' and he is restand awand me xxvij^ I payit at 
his command in George Auchinlekis^ in presens of Thomas 
Jak ^ Patrik Wedderburn Petir my brother And James causit 
me deleit Petir Mannis registrat Band in the saidis buikis 

Penult July 1613 
Memorandum 

Gef young Petir Wedderburnis woman callit Meriory Barry 
33' 4^ for the Witsonday termes meill of the bak Yard to gif 
Petir Item x' 8^ Summa 44' for bairnis drink. 
2 August 1622 
James Maky ^ oblist to me cautioner for James Gibson ^ in 

1 Petir Man, son of William Man, merchant, enrolled burgess, 8th May 1582. 

2 David Man, merchant, son of William Man, merchant, enrolled burgess, i6th 
Aug. 1595. 

^ George Auchinlek. See ante, p. 136. 

* Thomas Jak. StQ ante, p. 116. 

^ James Maky, baker, son of James Maky, was admitted burgess, 20th Sept. 
1603. His grandfather, Alexander Maky, baker, burgess of Dysart, was made 
an honorary burgess of Dundee on loth June 1586, ' for services and help done 
by him in providing aid during the time of the contagious pest ' in Dundee. 

^ James Gibson, baker, son of Robert Gibson, baker, enrolled burgess, nth 
Oct. 1592. 



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fol. 82« 



154 COMPT BUIK OF 

the hill to gif my wyf half a stane fyn dicht lynt betuix this 
and Michealmes nixt failzeing 4 merkis and this for 2 seasingis 
ilk xP annuel rentis a Contract extending to 3 peces 

xxj day of February 1591 

Payit to Waltir Lychtoun ^ at command of David Ked of 
St Andros xvj merkis for the fraucht of xvj barrelis hering 
quhilk the said David hes oblist him to pay to me quhen I 
requyre the sam Receauit a boll of ry at 11 merk restis 7 merk 
x^ xj^ the boll in payment 

Item payit to James Kynlocht xP for the fraucht of ane 
last hering fra the cost syd quhilk the Laird of Monquhany ^ 
suld pay to me agane 

17 September 1630 

John Gray customer receauit fra me ^ transumptis of his 
land besyd Andro Schippertis and ane uther land besyd the 
Constablis in warrandice thairof Is awin me thairof 20 merkis 

xxij Martij 1593 

All thingis comptit and raknit betuix Henry Beton litster 
and me toward my four barrelis and of all lit littit be me [for] 
my wyf or be hir to ony uther befor this dait and he satisfeit 
thairfor He restis awin me only four merkis 

Henre Beton with my hand 
David Wedderburne 

XXV December 1596 
All comptis raknit betuix Henry Betoun and me ilk ane of 
us hes satisfeit utheris of all thingis we may charge utheris 
befor this dait D Wedderburne 

Henre Beton Descherge 

27 Nove [delete] December 96 
John Roger to pay me within xx dayis efter the lossing of 
the crear ane hundreth merkis and my iron fraucht fre for my 



1 Walter Lychtoun, mariner, enrolled burgess, nth Jan. 1581, having paid 
8 lib to John Birsie, remainder gratis, at request of Alexander Scrymgeour, dean 
of guild. 

"^ Laird of Monquhany. See ante^ p. 54. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 166 

half quarter of the crear Coft be him fra me This in presens of 
Alexander Renken^ his wyf and his brother and Thomas 
Bover ^ 

Ultimo May 1615 

Giffin commissioun to James Kynnard ^ and his wyf to uplift 
j*^l lib fra John Schoriswod* and hes send all my wryttis 
with him and hes promisit the half thairof to him self 

Last Apryle 1620 
Lent James Stewert 4 lib and a litell befor ane merk to gif 
Thomas Vichtan anent James Mudy Item gef him of befor 
xlib 

29 January 1594 
Is the dait of James Strathouchins ^ infeftment of William 
AUerdyis houssis in Ergylis get 

26 February 1585 
Is the dait of George Mudyis seasing ^ of 3 selleris in Bur- 
nettis land 

V Aprilis 1585 

Is the dait of Jonet Moncuris seasing 

12 September 1599 
Pro liberis Barbara Wedderburn 

26 January 1597 
Pro liberis Edward Chalmer 

I Henry Beatoun litster burges of Dundie grantis me to have 

presently ^ >^- S^"' 

coft and receauit fra Dauid Wedderburn burges thairof ane 
pok of wad quhairwith I am content and thairfor oblissis me 
to content and pay to the said Dauid the swme of threttie fyve 
pundis money of Scotland betuix this and the sext day of 



1 Alexander Renken. See ante^ p. 78. 

2 Thomas Bower, merchant, son of John Bower, admitted burgess, 15th Dec. 
1596. 

3 James Kynnard. See ante, p. 145. 

* John Schoriswod. See ante p. 80. 

5 James Strathauchin, notary, was admitted burgess, 21st Feb. 1591, ' for ser- 
vices done to ihe burgh.' 

* George Mudy. See ante, pp. 22, 39. 



156 COMPT BUIK OF 

September nixtocum quhilk is the lettir fair of Dundie but 
fraude or gyle be thir presentis subscryuit with my hand at 
Dundie the tuentie fourt day of Julij the yeir of God j"^v<^ 
four scoir ten yeiris befor thir witnessis Patrik Chalmer ^ litster 
James Davidsone warkman 

Hendre beton with my hand 

18 May 1598 

Robert Wedderburn ^ mercheand hes coft fra me ane pyp of 
Spanes wyn sek for 7^^ lib to be payit betuix this and Michael- 
mes nixt in presens of James Scrymgeour and his awin wyf 
Quhairupoun I receauit 2^ in arrels to the pwre quhilk I 
delyuerit 

XXV September 1 613 

Memorandum Lent my bulk callit Ortelius cost me vj lib to 
young Laird of Creche ^ for xx dayis 

foi. 83d. xj Maij 1598 

James Dog baxter* restis awin me xvj merk for a boll of 
quhyt instantlie to be payit 

John Olyver in Cragy xl^ to be payit Michelmes nixt pro- 
mittit in the Tolbuith in presens of Andro Low Officiar as 
cautioner for for him resauit fra my wyf 

24 Julij 1590 

Warit on pledding with Johne Ogiluy 1 lib extendis to warit 
with a hundreth lib of his awin to me xv^^ ellis sex double 
pledding a piece toffey of 28 ellis Item xx ellis raw quhyt 
clayth to be sauld in Flanders 

Item uther fiftie lib warit with xx lib at the same tyme 
Item this 1 lib warit with a hundreth lib of his awn on tua 
hundreth and ten double elnis pledding and on 22 eln a half 
quhyt The quhyt cost xl lib v^ The haile 7^^x lib v^ 



1 Patrik Chalmer, dyer, admitted burgess, 26th Sept. 157 1. 

2 Robert Wedderburn. See ante, p. 147. 

^ Young Laird of Creche. See ante, p. 105. 
■* James Dog, baxter. See ante, p. 81. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 157 

xiij May 1598 

Patrik Gardyn skynner ^ restis awin me a crown for seiking 
out his [delete] Ferrearis seasingis 

Daiiid Ostlar maryner^ restis awin me a crown for transuming 

Andro Ostlaris barnis seasingis 

Henry Betoun hes receauit a lamb quhilk wes gottin fra 
Rychard Thayn in Logy and hes promesit that twa scheip salbe 
furthcumand thairfor to my dochter Mette 

Thomas Fleming ane hundreth leid of muk this nixt yeir is 
oblist to lay on my acris 

John Smyth in Balgay tua hundreth leid is awin me and also 
half a boll quhyt 

The thrid of Junij 1590 f^i sgt 

I Henry Beatoun litster burges of Dundie grantis me to haif 
coft and receauit at this present fra my gude friend Dauid 
Wedderburn burges thairof tua half pokis of waid quhairwith 
I am content and oblissis me be the tennour heirof to pay to 
the said Dauid the swme of threscoir ten pundis thairfor at the 
first fair of Dundie nixtocum quhilk is the xv day of August 
but langer delay fraude or gyle be thir presentis subscryuit 
with with my hand at Dundie the day yeir forsaid befor thir 
witnessis Patrik Ramsay Patrik Chalmer James Thomson 
litster Hendre beton wt my hand 

1 James Thomsone litster ^ burges of Dundie grantis me to 
haif coft and receauit at this present fra my eme* Dauid 
Wedderburn burges thairof of four half pokis vaid quhairwith 
I am content and oblissis me be the tennour heirof to pay to 
the said Dauid the swme of sevinscoir four lib thairfor at the 
first fair ^ of Dundie nixtocum but langer delay fraude or gyle 

^ Patrik Gardyn, skynner, admitted burgess, 7th July 1586, on payment of 10 
lib, part of 20 lib, remainder paid, i6th Oct. 1598. 

2 David Ostlar, maryner, admitted burgess, 26th March 1587, 'for the sum 
paid to the Provost in 1585.' About this time there were several burgesses 
enrolled because of claims they had for money paid to James Halyburton, 
provost. 

3 James Thomson, litster. See ante, p. 99. 

^ Eme is here used for 'cousin,' not 'uncle,' though the latter is the usual 
meaning of the word. James Thomson's mother, Elizabeth Wedderburn, was 
David Wedderburn's aunt. 

^ First Fair as opposed to Latter Fair. The three fairs in Dundee are still 
Stob's Fair, held on second Thursday in July ; the First, or Lady Mary Fair, on 
26th August ; and the Latter Fair on 19th September. See ante, p. 44. 



158 COMPT BUIK OF 

be thir presentis subscryuit with my hand at Dundie the day 
and yeir forsaid befor thir witnessis Henry Betoun litster 
Patrik Ramsay Patrik Chalmer 

James Thamsoun 
Of this receauit ix lib with my hand 

threscoir pundis 

Item receauit uther 
threscoir lib All payit except x^ be James 

foi 84'' 23 January 89 

Item send with Mr Thomas Heres on his obligatione xiij 
crones of the sone to be warit on the fynest sort of waid or 
len it at xxiiij^ the frank or xxiij^ Estern 3 crwnes mare 

Send with James Renkyn ^ the contentis of this obligatione 
and xj merk and xx^ worth of lyning clayth to wair it on 
waid or len it as said is And to do thairwith quhaireuer he 
selles as his awin to my profit He restis awin me 14 lib xij^ 

Item with George Lyndsay 27 lib on lyning clayth Item 
xiij lib Is XX [delete] xl lib Send with Andro Mortemer ^ in the 
Pelican is sextene /do/ a half 

Alexander Duncan is awin me ane hundreth merkis to be 
payit at Witsonday nixt xvj merk awin me 
hundreth 

Roger MeluilP ane uther merkis to be payit at Witsonday nixt 

Item Johne Thorntoun is awin me 24 lib to be payit at 
Witsonday 

Item Robert my brother awin me 4^^x lib to be payit at 
the said day 

1 James Renkyn, mariner. See ante, p. 133. 

2 Andro Mortemer, mariner. See afite, p. 144. 

3 Roger Meluill, or Melville, was the son of Richard Melville of Baldovy and 
Gillis AVjercrombie, and was an elder brother of the famous Andrew Melville, and 
uncle of James Melville, the diarist. He was enrolled burgess of Dundee on 19th 
Oct. 1566, ' for services at Perth with Provost Halyburtoun.' There are numer- 
ous references to him in James Melville's Diary. He took a prominent part in 
forwarding the Reformation, and endured imprisonment at Blackness, along with 
his brother Andrew, in 1583. He died previous to 1593, as on 28th Nov. of 
that year his son, David Melville, dyer, was enrolled burg-^ss, and described as 
' son of the late Roger Melville.' James Melvilie described his uncle as ' a man 
of singular giftes of nature and God's grace, bot was nocht traned up in lettres.' 
He adds, ' I haiffhard Mr. Robert Bruce say oft of Roger, that giffhe haid haid 
Mr. Andro's lerning, he waid be the oddest man in Europe.' 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 159 

James Lundy 200° merkis 

Item John Louell 23 lib 

William Myln John Myln xx lib 8 lib 

Anthone Halyburtoun ^ xliij lib 

George Lyndsay xxij lib 

Memorandum Lent Henry Beatoun 4 lib foi. 84^. 

Compt betwix the Constable of Dundie ^ and me 

Sen the dait of my last acquittance of the intromission with 
the rentis of his Chaplenryis quhilk wes in anno 1607 I debursit 
for a quhinger to the Lairdis father xlviij^ 

Item to Robert Wedderburn for wyld meit quhen the Errle 
of Mar wes with him lij^ 

Item he playing with Mr Alexander Gibsone ^ and Mr Alex- 
ander Lewingstoun * he directit me to Dundie for sylver and I 
brocht him up xij lib 

Item for a rym of peper I coft to him xP 

Item for peper to wryt the buik John Tyrie and I wret xij^ 

Item thairefter for peper vj^ 8*^ 

^ Anthone Halyburtoun. See ante^ p. 131. 

2 Constable of Dundie. John Scrymgeour, son of Sir James Scrymgeour and 
Magdalen Livingstone, was admitted burgess on 23d Sept. 1599, and succeeded 
his father in 1612. He represented Forfarshire in the Parliaments of 1612, 1617, 
and 1621 ; and Argyllshire from 1628 till 1633. He was one of the Forfar 
barons who welcomed King James at Kinnaird Castle on the occasion of his 
Majesty's visit to Scotland in 1617 ; but he did not take any active part in 
public afifiirs. On 15th Nov. 1641 he was created Viscount of Dudhope and 
Lord Scrymgeour, on the occasion of a visit paid by Charles I. to his northern 
kingdom, but he did not l-ng enjoy that title, as he died on 7th March 1643. 
By his marriage with Margaret Seton of Parbroath, he left two sons, James, 
second Viscount of Dudhope, and Captain David Scrymgeour ; and two 
daughters, Jean, married to Sir Thomas Thomson, Bart, of Duddingstone, and 
Mary, married to Sir James Haliburton of Pitcur. 

^ Mr. Alexander Gibsone, afterwards Sir Alexander Gibson, Lord Durie of 
Session, was the son of George Gibsone of Goldingstones. In 1594 he was 
appointed Clerk of Session, and was raised to the bench in 1621. He was ap- 
pointed Lord President of the Court of Session in 1642, and remained in that 
office till his death, in July 1646. Gibson was an intimate friend of Sir John 
Scrymgeour, and was enrolled burgess of Dundee the same day as the son of the 
Constable (23rd Sept. 1599). He was married to a daughter of the famous Sir 
Thomas Craig of Riccarton. 

^ Mr. Alexander Lewingstoun, second son of the first Earl of Linlithgow, was 
a near relative of Dame Magdalen Livingstone, mother of the first Viscount of 
Dudhope. He succe ded to the title as second Earl of Linlithgow in 1622. 
Twelve years before he had been appointed an Extraordinary Lord of Session. 



160 COMPT BUIK OF 

Item for tua pund puder to Robert Kendo ^ 32^ 

Item to Robert Wedderburn I payit at the Lardis command 
thre pyntis wyn sek extendis to xl^ 

Item payit for brynt wax v^ 4^ 

Item my expensis to Arbroth and throw the countray at the 
Lairdis command quhen he wes infeft in my Lord of Spyneis 
landis and for the warningis using 6 lib 2^ 

Item the Laird coft fra me him self a punshon of quhyt wyn 
efter his fatheris deceis extendis to threscoir lib 

Item he receauit fra me tua double angellis quhilk I wes not 
haldin to gef him be reassoun he maid me na lawful! warning 
to redeme Lumlathin for the money suld have been payit 
8 dayis befor the terme and this wes on Mertemes evin he gat 
my syluer. 

Item payit to George Ferear for ane auld wryt of the 
Magdalen Chaplenry at the Lairdis command xl^ 
foi. 85'' My brother Mr Alexander AVedderburn the Clerk 

is justly restand awand me the sumes of 
money following and utheris efter mentionat 
in respect of the caussis efter expremit 

First the haill auld evidentis at the lest the transumpt 
thairof of the haill tenement of land sumtyme pertenand to 
auld Robert Wedderburn our father brother now to the said 
Mr Alexanderis sone Petir and myn sone Alexander and thair 
airis 

Item he borouit and receauit fra me at his awin gate xj 
crownis of the sone of gold and efterwart a littel payit me 
agane only aucht of thame Sua he detenis thre crounes as yit 
extending to 2 1^ lib 

Item he sauld to me ane barrele of salmond and receauit fra me 
Ixlib 
fiftie merkis thairfor And quhen I wenturit thame to the mercat 
in France they wer found grissillis and I tynt on thame besyd 
the gane I mycht have haid gif they haid bene salmond as the 
testificat thairof will schaw extending to xvj lib 

Item Mr Alexander receauit fra the Laird of Dynnoyn xl 
lib for a yeiris meill of auld Robertis Inner houssis my pairt is 
XX lib thairof receauit 3 lib thairof 



^ Robert Kendo, merchant. See ante, p. 113. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 161 

Item I debiirsat for reparing of the Bak houssis in the bak 
Clois laitly as the particular compt thairof will schaw x merk 
My half thairof is v merk 

Summa lij lib 6« S^ 

Item the said Mr. Alexander is restand awand to me the equale 
half of all debursings quhilk I avancit and debursit to auld 
Robert at his command and he faythfully promittit to me the 
just half thairof quhilk extendis in all to Ij lib 4^ The haf he 
is awin to his part extendis to xxv lib xij^ 

Item debursit to Thomas Guthre and furnessit him at his 
command quhilk he promittit to pay the equale half thairof 
extending to fiftie lib 

Tertio September 1600 ^ foi. 86*. 

The Compt of my Lynt and the selling thairof 

Persons ad deb tit to me thairfor 

All sauld to thame for v merk a half 

the stane to be payit 8 dayis befor « 

Martemes nixt 

To Mr Alexander my brotheris wyf ^ 7 bound weyis 1 stane 
xij pund 

To Alexander Nicol besyd us 2 boundis 3 stane 8 pund 

To the Lady Dudop 7 boundis xij stane x pund 

To Margaret Aetoun 1 bound of 1 stane 9 pund 4 unce 
52 lib 6^ 

To Jeane Hwme 1 bound of 1 stane x pund a half 

To William Patersones wyf 2 boundis of 3 stane 8 pund a half 

To Lawrence Michel 1 bound of j stane 9 punds 

To Ja« [delete] W"' Gardner 2 boundis 3 stone, vj lib 17^restis 

To Jonet Hucheoun 1 bound of xxv pund a half 

To John Fordyce wyf 2 boundis of 3 stane a half 

To Robert Mylnis wyf Jonet Young 1 bound of 2 stane . 
restis x^ 

To my wyf v boundis of 9 stane 3 pund les Item ane brokin 
bound of X pund wecht a half 

1 This entry begins on fol. 86* and is continued on 85^ in consequence of the 
book being reversed. 

2 Helen, daughter of Alexander Ramsay, married to Alexander Wedderburn, 
afterwards of Kingennie, Nov. 1582. Many of the printed genealogies of the 
Wedderburn family describe her as the daughter of John Ramsay of Brachmont, 
but this is an error.— See Dundee Protocols, vol. 247, pp. 76-78. 

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162 COMPT BUIK OF 

To the gudewyf of Ardony ^ 2 boundis sum od lynt of 4 stane 
To Michel Cokburnis wyf v bounds 8 stane 9 pund, v stane 

thairof to be payit at Mertemes the rest at Youle 

restis 14 lib 8^ 
To Barbara Baldowy 1 bound 1 stane 9 pund 
To David Strathauchin skipperis wyf 2 boundis 3 stane 

V pund a half 

To John Elmeris wyf quhilk scho sayis is to Margaret 

Aetoun and Issobel tua boundis 3 stane 3 pund a half 
foi, 85^ To the Laird of Kyngany ^ % bound 3 stane 7 pund 

To Henry Betoun my gude brother 1 bound of 2 stane 

restis 4 lib x« 8^^ 
To Andrew Mathesone 1 bound 1 stane xj pund 
To Johne Ochterlonyis wyf 2 boundis 3 stane v pund 
To Patrik Ramsay Smythis wyfe 1 bound sum od lynt 2 stane 
To Elspet Vyneram spouse to Alexander Fleuker maryner 

1 bound of 2 stane 4 unce the ane half thairof 8 dayis befor 

Mertemes nixt the uther half at Youle 

Restis 4 boundis sum od lynt of 9 stane or thairby 

To my wyf a brokin bound x pund a half 

To Thomas Michelsone ane bound 2 stane 

To Mettie Henry sone and Walter Newtoun her gudfadr 

and to George Scot at the Myln of Murrois sex quarteris lynt 

to be payit at Festrinsevin nixt v lib x^ 

To George Ogiluy elder and Issobel Ogiluy his wyf ane 

bound sum od lynt is 2 stane at 3 lib x^ the stane 

Summa 7 lib 
Restis 1 bound sum od lynt of 2 stane 

9 May 1612 

Androw Mores maryner ^ in presens of Alexander Kyd elder 

and his wyf and Thomas Kyd hes receauit fra me the Extract 

of Issobell Kydis seasing of the third of the auld Tolbuith and 

hes promesit me a pair of sad gray wolfin virset schankis worth 

1 Gudewyf of Ardony. See a«/^, pp. 120, 126, post^ 163. 

2 The laird of Kyngany was David's elder brother, Alexander Wedderburn, 
who had acquired that property for 10,800 merks from William Guthrie of Kin- 
gennie, by contract, dated 6th Sept. 1600. 

3 Androw Mores, maryner, enrolled burgess, 4th Feb. 1588, on payment of 
10 lib. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 163 

vj lib at his returning fra London this present voage and 
befor Lambes nixt 

For ane uther seasing of a 1 [sic] fiftie ^ out of the buith in the 
auld Tolbuith he hes quet me 7 lib for wyn filling and I haue 
quet him 3 termes of xv^ be yeir 

Barbara Wedderburn ^ x lib foi. 86»>. 

James my brother ^ v lib 

Petir Clayhillis conforme to his obligations xl crwnes 

John Ogiluy j^ lib worth of gren clayth 

Robert Schorswod for my crear the len of hir this somer bye 
xij lib the ane half of it at Midsomer the uther half thairof 
at the lettir fair 

Patrik Gray teylzeour my saving thir tua yeiris conforme to 
my assedatione 

John Smyth and his cautioneris conform to their Obligatione 
Ane thousand merkis and 9 bollis victuall 

Barron Hay ^ and Sandfurd and their cautioneris 700 merkis 
conforme to their Obligatione 

Item my small clayth 

George Myln baxter xP John Dymes xx 
3 September 1600 

Lent the gudewyf Ardowny ^ 8 merk Item for the wyn seller 
X merk 

Johne Betoun awin me for 3 eln 3 quarteris cloking at 3 lib 
x^ the eln 

Lent Mr Robert Young in Ed"^ v lib 

1 Barbara Wedderburn. See ante, pp. 3, 42. 

^ James Wedderburn is often mentioned in the Dundee Records. He was a 
merchant in Dundee, and lived in the Overgate, where his coat of arms, with 
the date 1642, may still be seen carved on a stone inserted in the wall of a house 
which was rebuilt about 1800 on the site of his mansion. He married, about May 
1597, Christina, daughter of William Lovell, in Murroes (by his wife, Margaret 
Roche), but by her, who died 26th May i63i,he had no issue. Byher will (Brechin 
Test. vol. V. 30 April 1632) she left everything to her husband except a legacy 
of 100 merks to the town of Dundee. James Wedderburn himself died s.p. in 
1644. By his will he left 400 merks for a silver basin for the use of the kirk of 
Dundee, to be engraved with the names and arms of himself and his wife. 

3 Barron Hay, probably Peter Hay of Naughton, a scion of the Hays, Earls of 
Errol. For an extended account of him, see Campbell's Balmerino and its Abbey, 
p. 268. Sandfurd was an estate beside Naughton. It was then held partly by 
the Nairns and partly by the Goldmans. See ante, p. 106. 

^ Henry Ramsay of Ardowny married Helen Beaton, sister of David Wedder- 
burn's wife. 



164 COMPT BUIK OF 

Lent the Clerk 28« 8^ at Monyfuth Item at St Androis 

John Ogiluy awin me a croun Item xv lib Item 2 double 
pledding 

The gudeman of Ardowny ^ awin me x merk for a wyn seller. 
Item a boll beir for a wyn scott 

foL 87« 4 Maij 1597 

The Constable 2 boruit fra me x lib Item awin me of my 
compt xij lib vj^ S'^ Summa xxij lib vj^ 8^ 

Hissone^SO^ 

William Cable* 14 lib and John Ingraham at commande of 
Petir Clayhillis bailie hes arrestit his hardin clayth in John 
Redis officiaris handis 

Alexander Man and Issobell Heres xx merkis John Nes 
officiar at command of the said Petir hes arrestit ane Inglis 
cornicle in Dauid Thomsone and his sonis of thairis herefor 

Mr. Alexander my brother xxj lib for the vrak of my 
salmond Receauit 8 lib for my Mertemes meill of his hous I 
occupy quyt in recompence thairfor xv lib 

The Laird of Westhal xxiiij lib 

His mother v lib 6^ 8^ Item 3^ 

Alexander Peirson for Mr James Rutherford a boll of quhyt 

Henry Betoun my gud brother j*' lib and 4 bollis aitmeill 
conform to his and his cautioneris obligatione to be payit at 
Mertemes nixt Item awin me x lib for 3 ell of cloking Restis 
the cloking and a boll meill 

Thomas Stewart xxvj lib 3^ Restis xx^ 

John Smyth in Denmylins vj^ for the rest of iron 

David Spanky ^ 8 lib for a boll of meill 

Alexander Annand ^ Weyhous master standand behind the 
dor of the weyhous 42 stand of gad iron 



* See p. 163. 

2 The Constable. Sir James Scrymgeour of Dudhope died 1612. 

' Sir John Scrymgeour, afterwards first Viscount of Dudhope. See ante^ 

p. 159. 

^ William Cable, merchant, admitted burgess, 25th March 1561. 

^ David Spanky, maltman, admitted burgess, i6th Sept. 1590, on payment of 
10 lib. 

^ Alexander Annand. See ante^ p. 80, 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 165 

James Guld officiar xlvj^ 
David Andyrsone officiar ^ xP 3 lib 9^ 
Alexander Broun telzeour ^ xlv^ 
Issobell Maull xx^ 

xvj September 1591 /<?/. 87'' 

Delyuerit Robert my brother xv lib for half hundreth 
lyning clayth extending to Ix ellis to be sauld in Spane and 
warit on restis awin me 3 lib 

13 Apryle 1623 
Send a knag with James Broun maryner ^ in John Brouns * 
bark to the Rochell to fill full of vinacre for the seasing he gat 

ix Apryle 1611 

Send a knag with Thomas Brody to the Rochel to fill with 
Vinacre of a gallin 

Memorandum 9 Junij 1621 
Mr John Dynmur awin for Mr David Kynneir and Walter 
Scottis tua seasingis transump a double angell 

20 of Merche 93 
In presens of Thomas Stewart Hary Balfour and John 
Auchinlek James Reyky litster is oblist to litt alsmekle clayth 
to be my tua dochteris ilk ane of thame a cot of any hew I will 
requyre for the quhilk I delyuerit to him his obligatione of 
4 lib 40*^ maid be him to my erne John Wedderburn ^ wryter and 
rest the sam 

2 Apryle 1611 

Giffin to James Symsone my gudesone John Yeamanis 
Discharge with the Obligatione on the bak quhair I payit for 
John Schorswood ^ ane hundreth and fiftie lib. with a power 
and commission to Cristean Wedderburn and hir husband 



^ David Andyrsone, officiar. See antey p. 152. 

2 Alexander Brown, tailor, admitted burgess, 3rd Feb. 1586, having paid 
10 lib, remainder 30th Dec. 1595. 

' James Brown, maryner, admitted burgess, 20th Dec. 1570. 

■* John Brown, mariner, admitted burgess, nth Sept. 1566. 

5 Eme = cousin, not uncle. The reference is to John Wedderburn of Craigie, 
cousin of David, who died 1600. See atttCy p. 157. 

* John Schorswood. See ante, p. 80. 



166 COMPT BUIK OF 

C Cunenghame to persew him als a procuratorie to John 
Schorswod subscryve on xx merkis to get answer at his hame 
cuming of [sic] 

f"^- S3^ 16 September 91 

Send with John Ogiluy to Flanderis the bres quhilk the 
armes wes on to barter with a mortar and a pestell 

Mair sentt my keis of the sand gles of bres to put in the gles 
Lent Robertis wyf a xxx^ piece to himself 14^ 

xviij January 91 

He is awin for xj quarteris a half and thre quarterns a met 
les to be him a clok and a pair of breekis at 3 lib the eln 

Henry Ogiluy fiften quarteris to be him a clok at v merkis 
the eln 

4 May 1597 

David Abercrumby ^ in Pettilpie Adam Thayn his cautioner 
my gilt raper borouit is awin me or ellis xvj lib thairfor 
Ninian Copen my ruber viiiacre and oyldoly James Rannald 
in Edinburcht P John Duncane gardiner xx^ and 2 fardis 
keill Young Kelly x^ Androw Vrquhart 3 lib for a hat George 
Mudy V lib my Lord Innermay xlij^ Alexander Smyth 17^ 
David Robeson v lib x^ Cristell Traell tua lib and a gilt brod 
Thomas Findlason my bressin Scriptour and knyf Thomas 
Davidsone xP John Ogilvy 2 pak towis and 4 merk Young John 
Louell xx^ George Stirling 28^ James Bylour 44 pund puder 

marmalad 
David Smart conforme to my commissione David Heres x lib 
Waltir Forrester v lib Edward Chalmer xiij merk Young 
Robert Kyd xxx^ James Lyndsay litster 4 lib George Lynd- 
say 24 lib and a Knag vinacre George Wat 8 lib My haill restis 
of Chaplenryis Henry Baxter 4 lib x^ Margaret Barry v merk 
Monquhany xP Andro Louel xxv^ Issobell Maul xij^ vj^ 
Qnarrioris airis S^^ lib Alexander Kynmond Walker ^ xP 
NicoU Clepen Patrik Wedderburn Alexander Gray John 

^ David Abercrumby. See ante^ p. 69. 

2 Alexander Kynmond, walker or fuller of cloth, admitted burgess 7th Nov. 
1578. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 167 

Traell etc. Andro Small messenger for David Johnstonis wyf in 
Perth on my Lettres x merkis Robert a compter a lang sadill 
John Meill in Deip a gilt pictour C Haliburtoun 4 lib 2^ 
John Andyrsone 4 lib John Crychton xxvj^ Robert Jaksone 

3 lib Item x lib David Lousone 2^ James Peirsone in Quheit- 
feild xx^ George Myln xP John Dynes ^ xx^ Thomas Myln 
vj lib Barbara xvj« 8^ Item 4)2^ 

22 of December 1621 M 

Lent David Vatsone mamyer 18^ Alexander Alansone 
xx^ 

Lent Henry Beton 4 lib Katharen Nicoll Drimmes ^ wyf of 

houshil is awin me 4 merkis 

Lent Patrik Guthre x lib George Hay Capmaker 4 merk 

John Ramsay goldsmyth ^ ten merkis 

Alexander Fald 74 lib his Band with W"' Duncan in Mus- 
selburcht 

Lent Patrik Newtoun a single pistolat 22 December 

Lent James Auchinlek the Lem dische and to get my band 
of cautonrie for Rychard Greif agane because he wes payit 

James Alansone the gluifis. All payit except 7 merk a half in 
presens of Johne Forbes and young Petir Wed- 
derburn in Andro Schippertis heiche chalmer 

Andro Michel a bulgit 

Lent Helen 30^ Item a merk for vnzonis Item a iron crook 

Wm Halyburtoun awin me 4 merk or a ham 

Item payit Helen and James Ros j^ merkis Mette Baldovy 

4 lib 

Westhall 32s Robert Lyn 6 lib for xx thref stray 

Ardowny x merkis William Smyth v merkis 
Lent Hary Guthre 12^ Item 2 merk Alexander Boyis * 
12^^^ lib 



1 John Dynes. See anfe, p. 133. 

2 Drymmie was then in possession of George Wishart, 

3 John Ramsay, goldsmyth. See an^g, p. 119. 

^ Alexander Boyis, mariner, admitted burgess ilth April 1610, on payment 
of 40 lib. 



168 COMPT BUIK OF 

David Couston ^ a gilt brod Constable ^ xl merkis and 

Betwix the Clerk and me etc my uther thingis 

George Auchinlekis turnis William Wedderburn a coffer 
Patrik Newtoun a crown Robert Strathauchins Execu- 
Margaret Selcraeg touris a pund of pesmentis 

Thomas Annandis airis v lib David Blyth x lib 

Andro Vrquhart 3 lib Thomas Bruntfeildis airis xl 

Wardmyln and John Betoun merkis 

4 bollis aitmeill 
Crwnen ^ 2 bollis a buik of generositie 
John Schorwodis airis 200^ merkis 

George Lyndsayis 1 lib John Brown or George Vardlawis 

The Laird of Grange* 12 lib airis xx lib 
The byrunis of the Chaplenries Fyntre and me 
Johne Dikie telzeour 4 lib Gilbert Greif henns 
Issobel Michel 2 merk Andro hir brother a bulgit 
David Hunter 16^ John Duncan James Vrquhart xv^ 
Wat Renkyn William Drummond 400*^ merk Jonet Cristellis 
turnis 

M 89a. 7 November 1621 

Lent James Balfour sone to Michell Balfour of Monquhany ^ 
Metamorphosis Ovidii in Laten with the pictouris bund in ane 
swynis skyn of werry braw binding sumtyme apertening to 
Robert Wedderburn my uncle with ane uther buik of Inglis of 
Emblemis in meter for the space of ane moneth 

Lent my Cornieclis to Mr Robert Mongumry [delete] to John 
Ochterlony of Murrois 

Lent Doctor Goldman ^ 4 buikis Iliades Homerj ane uther 
Greik buik 

Mr John Mairis cornicle Ane uther buik 



^ David Coustoun, merchant, son of John Coustoun (burgess, 1594), and grand- 
son of John Coustoun (burgess 1544), was enrolled burgess 19th Feb. 1604. 
^ Constable, Sir James Scrymgeour. See anU, p. 159. 
^ Crunen. See an/e, p. 39. 

* Laird of Grange. See «;^^<?, p. 119. 

^ Balfour of Monquhany. See ajzie, pp. 25, 154. 

* Doctor Goldman, probably Peter Goldman, the distinguished Latinist. See 
anU, p. 106. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 169 

Lent James Symsone Blundevill Drackis Voyages and ane 
sie buk 

Lent Mr Josua Dury ^ ane Hebrew Bybell 

Lent Michell Meill my gilt Ovid 

Lent Thomas Vichtan ^ Smythis Sermones and ane uther buk 

Lent Mr John Dunmur ^ tua gryt buikis of Law 

Lent the gudeman of Crwnen anebuik and 2 bollis aitmeil awin 

Lent Creiche Ortelius 

Lent Mr John Wedderburn 4 buikis Socrates besyd Moral 
Philosophie Erasmus in Inglis 

Lent Mr William Fergusone * Morcelphis 

Lent Ardony the Roten fall and fynde buikis : to the Clerk 
the fall 

Lent Alexander Peirsone of Balmadeis ^ Frensche Academy 
and a Sadill 

Lent Mr. William Fergusone* ane buik callit Morcelphis 
and ane Laten New Testament with the pictour our gilt 

Lent young Petir Wedderburn Doctor Faustus 

The Bischop Mr. Dauid Lyndsay ^ 2 buikis 



^ Mr. Josua Dury, eldest son of the famous John Dury, minister of the First 
Charge in Montrose, matriculated at St. Leonard's College, graduated at St. 
Andrews University in 1590; and was appointed first minister of the Second 
Charge, Montrose, in 1594. Two years afterwards he was translated to Forfar 
parish, and in 1603 became minister of Logie, Montrose, now Logie-Pert. 
Thence he was removed in 1606 to the Second Charge, St. Andrews, and in 
1613 was presented by James vi. to the parish of Inverkeilor, where he remained 
till his death in Nov. 1631, aged about sixty-one years. 

^ Thomas Vichtan or Wichtane was a notary public in Dundee, and his name 
appears in several charters in Reg. Mag. Sig., where he is described as servitour 
to Mr. Alexander Wedderburn, town clerk of Dundee. 

^ Mr. John Dunmur was enrolled burgess on 2nd Jan. 1610. He is described 
in the Roll as * Magister John Duinmuir, notary, son of the late Magister Alex- 
ander Duinmuir, and grandson of the late David Duinmuir, burgess.' This 
David Duinmuir was admitted burgess 19th Oct. 1566, and seems to have been 
the son of David Duinmuir, fuller, Invergowrie, who was admitted as * a simple 
burgess ' on 20th June 1531. On nth Jan. 1581 the following entry appears in 
the Lockit Book : ' M. Alexander Duinmuir, minister of Kilspindie, for his ser- 
vices, gratis.' John Duinmuir, the notary was like Vichtan, a servitour of the 
town clerk. In 1667, Sir John Wedderburn of Blackness, first baronet, married 
Rachel, daughter of John Dynmuir, advocate. 

^ Mr. William Fergusone, physician. See anie, pp. 56, 84. 

^ Alexander Peirsone of Balmadeis. See anU^ p. 31. 

* Mr. David Lyndsay. See an^e, p. 127. 



170 COMPT BUIK OF 

Mr. James Robertsone ^ j bulk 

Mr. Colyn Campbell 2 a buik the Laten Bybell 

Pi- 89''. Tertio January 89 

Coft fra William Mylne ^ a peice of grene clayth cost the 
/do/ 48« is xxj elnis 

is 4 lib 2^ 

Item ane small peice contenand xiij elnis iij lib 8*^ 

Item coft fra Meriore Patersone xxj elnis grene clayth for 
v^ the eln Summa v lib v^ 

In presens of Ry chard Blyth Thomas Gardyn sone to Thomas 
Gardyn and William Blyth and Kynneres sone to Andro 

Kynneres gef William Myln^ xx lib to be warit as follows 
on clayth 

Item gef Bessye Spink for xxxviij elnis grene clayth 
X lib xF 

Item coft fra William Myln ^ a peice of grene clayth x lib 
¥ iiij*^ the eln is xviij elnis Summa 4 lib iij^ 

xxvij July 1612 

In presens of Allen Dynnes * swird slipper Andrew Lichton 
maryner and Robert Alisone ^ elder smyth witnessis in David 
Robertsonis buith David Quheit younger maltmanwitnes; David 
Robeson ^ maltman and George Broun ^ maltman hes coft fra 
me the grouth of my 7 acris land for 14^^^ merkis v merkis les 
to be payit at Candelmes nixt and I to be fre of warrandice 
and lykwyis of teind except it pleis the Constable to gif me 
the teynd of the 2 westmest acris of pes they to hef it fre 
uthirwayis not And I am oblist to furneis thame 8 heukis tua 
dayis in haruest and receauit 8^ in arrels and gef it to the puir 



^ Mr. James Robertsone. See ante^ p. 124. 

2 Mr. Colyn Campbell. See ante, p. 128. 

'^ William Mylne, merchant, admitted burgess ist Oct. 1578. 

* Allen Dynnes or Dioneis, sword-slipper, admitted burgess 5th Oct. 1602. 

5 Robert Alisone, smyth, son of James Alisone, smith, admitted burgess 17th 

July 1593. 

« David Robesone, maltman, admitted burgess loth June 1606, on payment 
of 40 lib. 

7 George Brown, maltman, enrolled burgess ist April 1606, on payment of 
40 lib. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 171 

criple man Margaret Fyfis gudeman in presens of George 
Broun 

XXV August 1621 foi- 9o». 

Send a xij^ pece with William Wedderbum^ my brother 
sone to Dansken to by me sum anneis ol at \sic\ and a wax 
candill 

4 October 1621 

Send with James Annand in Dauid Corfittis ^ crear to London 
4 ellis a half sewin quarter bred quhyt clayth to littit to be 
my wyf and Magdalen Weyllcottis skarlett and hes promisit 
him a merk for ilk testane he advances thairon on the delyuery 
thairof 

Last September 1621 

Sett the upmest Seller to Alexander Bower for ane yeir for 
8 merk of meill 

The seller at the yett James Piersone for ane yeir for 8 merk 

The midmest seller to William Weyms till Lambes nixt for 
a croun 

The bene seller to William Cokbum quhilk wilbe ane yeir 
cum Witsonday nixt for 7 merkis 

Receauit fra Adame Balmanno ^ in name of foi. 90b. 
William AUerdyse for my brother Peteris annuel- 
rent of x merkis furth of the said Williamis 
tenement lyand on the north syd of Ergylis geit 
the kyrk yard and that for the Mertemes terme 
in anno 1590 and Witsonday thairefter in anno 
1591 



^ William Wedderburn was a younger son of David's eldest brother, Mr. 
Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie, clerk of Dundee. He was admitted 
burgess ist March 1625, and was living at the date of the will of his brother 
Peter (1628), who left him a legacy. There is a curious mention of him in the 
Dundee Records {Protocol Books ^ vol. 270, p. 19), where he witnesses the 
handing over by Thomas Halyburton, provost (1626-31), at Woodhaven, of 
James Forbes, lately apprehended in Dundee as a Jesuit, 19th Dec. 1626. 

2 David Corfitt, mariner, enrolled burgess 21st Sept. 1602. 

' Adame Balmanno, mason, was enrolled burgess 23rd Sept. 1589, * in recom- 
pense for his labours in building the New School in the Churchyard of St. 
Clements, Gratis.' 



172 COMPT BUIK OF 

The Swme wes fourtene lib and he is avvine yit 
xP quhilk suld be payit to Petir Wedderburn 
elder togidder with a merk quhilk is in my 
handis that is mair nor xx merkis that belangis 
to my brother And Petir Wedderburn elder 
wes payit of all termes preceiding quhen he payit 
me a pairt of my obligatione in Alexander Scrym- 
geouris presens in his awin hous 
Destributit this xiiij lib as followis 1 Merk I suld gif Petir 
Wedderburn 

Payit to Rychard Clerk ^ for 2 ellis Fleming gray to be litel 
Petir a stand of clay this 4 lib 4^ 

Payit to Thomas Henrysone ^ for 3 ellis Hossing to be him 
a stand of clay this 3 lib xvj^ 

Payit to William Clyd ^ for a /do/ lyning that I delyuerit 
him 3 lib x^ 

Payit to James Renkyn for making his Hossing claythis v^ 
Payit to Johne How for a pair of schone to him v^ 

Payit to him self to by a pair - schone 4^ x^ 

Payit him self in Mr. Alexanderis xxij^ x^ 

foL ^i».^ The bairnis geir^ is payit in Mar as followis 

James Lundy and James Fyndlasone actit to pay to James tua 
hundreth merk and xij merk of profit for ilk hundreth 

Anthone Halyburtoun maryner makis out his pairt quhilk is 
ane hundreth merkis and hes infeftment thairon 

Robert hes [delete] is payit and I haif his discharge 
Petiris portioun John Andersone and Cristell Traell actit 
for ane hundreth merkis 

William Allerdyse hes gifin him infeftment for ane uther 
hundreth merk He wantis yit ane hundreth 



^ Rychard Clerk, merchant, admitted burgess 7th Feb. 1570, 'gratis.' 

2 Thomas Henrysone, enrolled as burgess on 29th Sept. 1560, with the desig- 
nation of fuller. He afterwards became a merchant, and his two sons, Patrick 
and Thomas, were admitted by the privilege of their father, on i8th March 1598. 

2 William Clyd, merchant, admitted burgess 19th March 1580. 

* Fols. 91a and 91^ blank in MS. 

^ The bairnis, Robert, Peter, William, and Katherine, mentioned in this page 
were David's younger brothers and eldest sister, and the entries relate to their 
shares of their parents' property. Mr. Alexander was the eldest brother of 
David. Another sister, Margaret, is not named. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 173 

Quhilk mon be payit as follows The Ludy Dudope xx lib 
Issobell Heres 14 lib C. Halyburtoun 4 lib on his ring. The 
rest of my Mertemes terme to cum to mak it out of all my 
annuellis 

Katherenis pairt Robert Low hes 4 hundreth merkis and 
XX merk and threscoir x merkis of proffit 1 merk of Dwny and 
xl lib of George Wischertis 

Williamis pairt 4'^^ lib Mr. Alexander wilbe awin Robertis 
tenmentis xx lib The Laird of Ballisak xxij lib Antone Haly- 
burtoun xliij lib I my self the rest 

As for thair intromissioun with the restis Comptrell my foL 92b. 
intromissioun of all that can be layit to my charge I beleif ilk 
ane of thame salbe found awand me x lib Quhilk will pay 
Williamis debt I am awin and Petiris bayth as may be sene to 
the compt autentikly wryttin and put togidder and quhen all 
is found be computatione it wilbe found ilk ane of us to fall 
bot 3^° merkis Chargis deducit and Katherene to ad to her 
pairt 1 merk of Dwny and xl lib of George Wischeritis with 
hir awin byronis and John How to geit that of Henry Baxter 
and Margaret Barry quhilk wilbe nyn lib or thairby 

Ultimo Martij 1618 

Robert Betoun and my sone James ^ hes tane up with thame 
to Westhall to reid on Plutarche in laten ourgilt Quintiliane 
ante signa lexicon to reid a quhyle thairin and to bring thame 
with thame again 

Last September 1621 

Send to Flanderis to James ^ my sone thre hundreth merkis in 
gold xl ellis pledding at x^ the eln and payit all his chargis to 
by unzeonis 8^ barrele or than benis in Alexander Croyes bark 

George Lyndsay hes xxxij to be warit on lyning clayth 
and viij lib to be gifin him to mak out xl lib to be warit to my ^'^ ' ^^ '" 
proffit 

David Robesone hes xxx lib warit on lamb skynnis in 
Danskene to me 



^ Probably James Symsone, son-in-law of David Wedderburn, who married 
Effie Wedderburn. See ante, p. 127. 
2 Fol. 93* is blank in MS. 



174 COMPT BUIK OF 

William Louell hes xv crwnis of the sone to be warit on 
Knapholt 

David Heres hes 24 lib 

David Johne Rattray hes xxx auld dolouris to be warit in 
Danskene to me 

Peter Forrester hes threscoir lib worth of lyning clayth of 
myn 

Thair is in Patrik Hayis handis of myn xxj frankis quhilk 
mon be send westwart and warit at the first vantage 

Thomas Ogiluy ^ hes of myn sevin scoir frankis warit on wyn 

Item I haue with my self to Denmark ane hundreth lib 

Item my grouth of the tua acris of quhyt 

Memorandum To get David Raunaldis confirmatione of the 
Ivyngis on the ane acre conforme to our contract v hundreth 
3^ X lib 
foi. 94a Issobell Heres xiiij lib v lib 

Robert Low xliiij lib 

The Laird of Ballisak ^ xxij lib for the maser 

George Wischert xl lib 

Dwnes tennentis 1 merk 

XXV 

Andro Louell xix 

Barbara xv^ 

James Guild vij^ 8^ Patrik Andersone 2^ Young George 
Robertsonis Wyf v^ iiij^ 

John Ogiluyis Wyf v merk Henry Baxter 4 lib x^ 

Andro Urquhart 3 lib Thomas Gray tua merk 

David Heres 24 lib ane boyt marmolad 

Thomas Heres 24« George Mudy 23^ 4^ 
v 

Cristell Traell x lib 

Adame Thayn xx^ or thairby my suird and David Aber- 
crumby 

Robert Scrymgeour xP 



1 Thomas Ogiluy, merchant, admitted burgess, 14th Dec. 1580, * gratis.' 

2 The Laird of Ballisak or Boysack, Sir Alexander Lindsay, youngest son of 
the Earl of Crawford, created Lord Spynie on 6th May 1590. He married Jean 
Lyon, daughter of John, Lord Glamis, and widow of the Earl of Angus. Lord 
Spynie was slain on the High Street of Edinburgh, 6th July 1607. See ante, p. 67. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 175 

Robert Jaksone 4 lib 3 lib and flasse and plet scleivis 

John Jak xx* 

David Clerk x^ 

James Greif sex viij*^ 

James Jaksone James NicoleAndro Fyf William Duncane xlib. 

William Carnegy a merk 

Robert my brother 3 lib Mr. Alexander xxxv^ xvj^ 

William Louell xij^ William Louell L Drumond half a boll 
beir 

The Lady Dudope is awin me xx lib 3 hundreth 

Alexander Carnegyis wyf x lib gif it be gottin of the Lady thairby 
not to seik it of her in this xx lib 

Debtis awin me of the Witsonday terme 1589 foi. 94^ 

Era Robert Wat xv« 

Era James Halyburtoun v merk a half 

Era Dauid Ramsay xx^ 

Era Margaret Mealing xj^ vj^ 8^ xij^ 

Era James Young viij^ 

Era Harbert Stewart xlij^ 

Era James Lyndsay litster 4^ vj^ 3 lib 

Thomas Lyndsay or Robert Thomesone 4^ 

George Blak vij^ vj^ 

David Rannald xv^ vj^ 

John Louell younger 3 lib ^ viij*^ half a merk 

Patrik Andersone xxj^ 

Marioun Young xxj^ restis 

C Halyburtoun 4 merk four 2 lib on the ring 4^ %^ 

James Auchinlek 2 merk the rest for my hers 

Thomas Dauidsone Skipper 4^ 32^ 

Era Gilbert Galetly ^ the^ sex 

fr \sic\ Off David Bell 2 merk 

Matild Louell ane merk 

Barbara Wedderburn xlij^ xv^ 

Thomas Buchan xx^ 

John Wallace xl^ 

Gilbert Galetly ^ hes uther acquittance 



^ Gilbert Galetly, officer, admitted burgess, 20th Sept. 1592, 'for services done 
to the burgh.' 



176 COMPT BUIK OF 

Summa xxxj lib xB^ ^ 

Johne Andersone 4 lib 

William AUerdyse xij lib 

Anthone Halyburtoun maryner xij lib 34 lib 

Anthone Halyburtoun mercheand xliij lib 

Robertis tennentis in the foir land xx lib 



2 Junij 1598 

/ol. 9s». Coft fra Issobell Barclay and Robert Telpher hir spous ane 

stirk of 2 yeir auld and delyuerit the sam instantly to Helen 
Cokburn ^ Lady Westhall to be broucht up and furthcumand 
to my dochter Helen Cost four lib quhilk I haif instantly payit 
hir in presens of Rychard Blyth Walter Hay younger his oy 

7 Junij 1598 

Johne Betoun my brother in law is restand awand me 
4 merkis for grene clayth receauit be him pertenand to the 
Lady Westhall younger quhilk scho wes awin me of the rest of 
the pleid scho coft fra my wyf 

7 Junij 1598 

James Bytour ^ mercheand and I submittand us bayth to the 
decisioun of Thomas Traell ^ mercheand wardis my 44 pund of 
pulder receauit be him of myn and retenit on makand compt 
of the said Thomas now in Walter Hayis hous hes ordanit the 
said James to delyuer me a knag of vinacre and twa cannis of 
oyldoly in contentatione thairof In respect the said James hes 
purgit him be ane ayth and that I am damnifeit thairof as he 
kenis And becaus of the said James skaith that brocht not 
hame a rectificatione of the wecht of the said pulder Quhilk 
Vinacre and Oyldoly salbe delyuerit me the first voage heirefter 
the said James makis to Bordeaux. 



^ Helen Cockburn. See anfe, p. 28. 
^ James Bytour. See an^e, p. 133. 
^ Thomas Traell. See ante, p. 27. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 177 

I David Wedderbum burges of Dundie be thir presentis Heiwi and 
nomenattis my weilbeloiiit spous Matilde Betoun M my only F,"^^™f,^"f 

. . 1 . . ... ,. 1 . . 1 MatildWed- 

executouns and intromitteris with my gudis and geir aither derbumis my 
Insicht planesing debtis swmes of money or ony uther way °^ ^^"^'^ 

or thai 
scho pleis dewyse to requyre quhilk belangis to me And 
oblissis me be thir presentis be vertew of our Contract Matri- 
moniall quhilk is in my brother Mr. Alexanderis handis 
to infeft hir in all heretable tytellis I haif with power to my 

and thame 
said spous to use and dispone heiron at thair pleassour 
Secludand and dischargeand all former nominationis saif this 
only to thame be thir [delete] And willis this stand in effect 
perpetually heirefter Subscriuit with my hand at Dundie this 
auchtene day of December the yeir of God j™v*^ and fourscoir 
ten yeiris befor thir witnessis Peter Fynne William Kokburn 
John Ouchterlony Henry Ogiluy Thomas Bruntfield 

David Wedderburn 

with my hand 

I Dauid Wedderbum aprowis my nominatione above wryttin 
to my spous and tua dochteris forsaidis [delete from 'and '] And 
secludis all utheris and willis this samyn stand perpetualy heir- 
efter subscriuit with my hand at Dundie the sewint of Nouember 
1595 David Wedderburne 

And siclyk nominattis my said spous my 
Tutrix Testamentar to my saidis bairnis 
anno die predicto D Wedderburne 

William Man elder 43« 4*^ M- 961.=^ 

Mariory Walker 3 lib for the piece of gold restis 30^ 

George Lyndsay 3 lib by the clayth 

Alexander Duncan half a merk 

Mr. Alexander 35^ xl^ receauit of that in Alexander Car- 
negyis hous 

John Murdo xP 



^ Matilda Betoun, daughter of the laird of Westhall, was married to David 
Wedderburn at Murroes, the contract of marriage being dated 26th Feb. 1589. 
Subsequently to this entry David's four sons and four other daughters were born. 
See ante^ p. 47. The entry has been deleted, no doubt after the other children 
were born. 

^ Fol. 96a blank in MS. and most of 96^ is erased, and a blank half- page torn out. 

M 



178 COMPT BUIK OF 

Bartill Barrhillis wyf and Effie 2 pieces 

Robert Jaksone v lib x^ 

George Mudyi 2S' ¥ 

Andro Vrquhart 3 lib 

Isso [sic] 

Robert my father brother [delete from ' my'] 24^ 8*^ and xv^ besyd 
M97^2 19 August 1589 

Item resauit fra Dauid Wetherbu [delete] Wedderburne ^ xiij 
lib x^ ix*^ in pairt off payment off vpunschonis Wyne ane barriquin 
of fraucht transporit out of Burdeaux in the Elspit in hir last 
voag Sa restis he auchtand yit off the said fraucht v lib vj^ 
viij^ Be me Willzeame Clerk elk. off the said schip 

Item pay it the v [delete] John Renkynis wyf v lib 

in presens of James Coutie 

We the Provest Baileis Counsell and Deacones of Craftis of 
this burgh of Dundie Takand consideration e of the gude and 
rede seruice done be Merrone Forrester relict of umquhile 
David Cokburn burges of this burgh to the of furderance of the 
commone warkis thairof and of the contenuall burding quhilk 
scho beris in all taxationis imposit upoun this burgh as also 
that scho of hir awin gude will at the desyre of our thesaurer 
lies furnessit frelie upoun hir awin chargis sklettis to the repara- 
tione of the thack and ruif of the Tolbuith and that scho hes 
promittit to furnes at all necessar occasiones during hir lyf- 
tyme sklettis to the beitting and repairing thairof in tyme 
cuming Thairfor we be the tennour heirof for us and our suc- 
cessouris declairis that the said Meriry salbe as fre in using of 
hir tred in bying selling and transporting of sklettis to and fra 
this burgh in tyme cuming during hir lyftyme as scho and the 
said umquhile David has bene in tymes past and that scho 
salbe na forder trublit nor molestit be us our officiaris or 
custumeris in using of hir said tred heirefter nor scho hes bene 
of befor and thairfor be thir presentis dischargis our saidis 
officiaris and custumeris of all trubling and molesting of hir in 
using of hir said handling heirafter and of the offices in that pairt. 
Subscriuit with our handis at Dundie the 7 of September 1610 

^ George Mudy. See anie, p. 22. ^ Yo\. 97a blank in MS. 

^ The erasure here is interesting. The entry is in the handwriting of William 
Clerk, who was in the act of misspelling the name when David, no doubt stand- 
ing by, corrected him. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 179 

XXV December 89 ^^^- 98" 

Lent Thomas Heres xj crwnes of the sone to be delyuerit 

in Bordeaux this voage in the Primrose faileing to pay me 

xxiiij^ for ilk frank thairof at his hame cuming on his obli- 

gatione Item 3 crwnes by that 

Item the said day lent Robert my brother 4 lib and xlvj^ 

he was awin me befor 

Item lent George Lyndsay fyveten lib and fourtie s mair 

is 17 lib warit on clayth at 48^ the /do/ Item x lib to be 

warit as said is Item xiij lib Al warit on sextene /do/ a half 

of clayth Send with Andro Mortemer ^ in the Pelican 

Ultimo [sic\ 4 December 1589 
Comptit with Alexander Duncane anent my clayth and the 
fyve crwnes and the ros noble All extendis to ane hundreth 
merkis xxx^ les to be payit quhen I pleis 

a merk awin me 

Tertio January 89 

William Myln^ mercheand and John Myln^ cautioner for 
him to pay me xx lib betuix this and Witsonday nixtocum 

John Louel younger awin me xxiij lib and a corbit to be 
payit aucht dayis befor Midsomer nixtocum Obligationis 

Item Gifin William Louell xv crwnes of the sone to be warit /bl, gB\ 
on Knapholt 

4 October 89 

Item Issobell Smyth is awin me j^viij lib 

Item David Robesone iij^^ x lib for Dansken waris 

Item William Kydis wyff and him self for 3 punshonis Vyn 

j«iiij lib 

ItemThomasMurisWyf for 2 punschonis abarrelkin iiij^^xj lib 
to be payit at Youle nixt 

Item Alexander Duncane hes to be warit on wyn a merk 1 lib 

Item James Renkyn to gif to Alexander Duncane 24 lib 

Item Robert my brother xxv crwnes 

of the sone to be warit on wyn 

* Andro Mortemer. See ante, pp. 144, 158. 

2 William Myln. See ante, p. 170. 

3 John Myln, merchant, admitted burgess ist Oct. 1578. 



180 COMPT BUIK OF 

Item Thomas Buchan for quhyt 3^^ lib 

Item Robert Bultiei 1 lib 

Alex** Alexander Wedderburn 

X X X X 

Item William Geykye 1 lib 

Item Andro Blak Robert Wat xx lib 

Item 

Fyftene day October 90 

Memorandum that Jonat Watsone hes receauit xxv merk 
foi. 99*. xj February 88 

Item send with William Man ^ to France half a last hering 
to be sauld in the Elspet 

Item send with Dauid Smairt ^ half a last hering to be sauld 
in [delete] quhair thaj happin mak mercat in Alexander 
Duncanis * schip 

Item Hes gifin Thomas Ogiluy ^ commissioun to receaue my 
siluer fra Patrik Hay of xj barrele salmond to be warit in 
Burdeaux on wynes 

Item in cais he be not obeyit that John his sone haif it 
faileing him hes gifin James Rankyn ^ to receaue the samyn 

Item he hes receauit of myn fra John Thornton xxj fr. 
quhilk is in Patrik Hayis handis 

Item hes gifin Petir Forrester ix lib warit on lyning clayth 
to be warit in Ingland conform to my commissoun 

Item hes gifin John Rattray ^ half a last hering to sell thame 
and wair the money on with 30 dolouris for a hers 

Item gifin John Rattray '^ xxx auld dolouris to be warit 
on lynt 

John Rattray ^ is awin me my half lang swird 



^ Robert Bultie, merchant, admitted burgess, ist Oct. 1578. He entered 
the town council in 1597. He must not be confounded with another Robert 
Bultie who was in the council from 1642 to 1653, and held the offices of 
harbour-master, treasurer, dean of guild, and bailie. 

^ William Man, merchant. See ante, pp. 24, 123. 

^ Dauid Smairt, mariner, admitted burgess, i8th Feb. 1584, on payment of 
10 lib as a part payment of 20 lib, remainder paid on 20th May I59i> 

^ Alexander Duncan, mariner, son of John Duncan, mariner, admitted burgess, 
13th July 1584. 

^ Thomas Ogiluy, merchant. See ante, p. 174. 

® James Renkyn, mariner. See ante, pp. 133, 158. 

' John Rattray, merchant, admitted burgess, 24th Feb. 1584. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 181 

Item hes gifin David Robesone xxvij lib to be warit on 28 Apryie 
lamb skynnis 

Item Gifin George Lyndsay younger xl lib varit on clayth foU 99". 

Item George Lyndsay xix frankis warit on lyning clayth 

Receauit thairof 7 lib of salt Delyuerit agane of the samen 
to William Clyd ^ at his command iij lib xv^ 4 lib 

Item Robert Smyth xx dolouris waring ^^ 

Item lent Robert my brother 4 lib half a merk Receauit xxxj« Martj 98 

Item to Mr. Alexander xl xxxv^ 

Item besyd me xx lib 

Item xl lib besyd me 

Item Alexander Carnegis ^ wyf x lib 

DW 

Item my aittis xj lib Alexr 

8 September 1588 

Item Delyuerit Petir Imry^ xxx lib to be warit on dry 
fisch extendis to \sic\ Item xx lib on lyning clayth extendis 
to \sic\ to by hering and by thairwith vynis vaid equaly ellis 
poldeuy canves cadgis 

Summa 1 lib 

Item send with Petir Forrester to Ingland xxxviij elnis 
bred clayth cost xvj^ Item v lib to be warit on clayth ex- 
tendis to Item 14 Inglis testanes and 3^ Syluer Item 9 crwnes 
of the sone to by me with the fre money thairof twa pund 
saffron twa /do/ pepper The rest on Canary sucker and confectis 

Item William Main xxviij lib or thairby receavit xx lib ^i ^^^ 

8 September 1619 

I haue giffin Petir my brother ane pair of syluer spectacles 
and he hes promesit to gif me a propyn this voadge from 
Noraye 

Item Johne Stewart xxv lib awin me yit xx^ 

Item Robert Wedderburn yit ... . xx^ 

Item My hering treis and salt and John Thorntoun awin me 

^ William Clyd, merchant. See ante^ p. 172. 

2 Alexander Carnegie, maltman, admitted burgess, 30th Sept. 1589, through 
the late Patrick Carnegie, his father. 
' Petir Imry. See posf, p. 183. 



182 COMPT BUIK OF 

vj lib Item John hes receauit 8 lib for nettis Item 8 lib 1 merk 
he hes receauit . . . quhilk makis compleit payment of the 
outred of the half fraucht net syluer and grundleif Sua of 
superplus he is a win me xj^ and the salt and girdis ar payit 
Item outred half a last with David Ramsay maryner 
Item a last in the hunkgryian of James Scrymgeouris 
Item David Heres wilbe awin me by the tua rubberis of Vyn 
CLillische xvj crwnes of the sone. 

Receauit ane angel noble and he to ware ane uther in Spane 
on Murmblade or for confectionis 
3 Apryie 89 Item John Fullertoun cautioner for Inerawty to 

pay me ane hundreth lib before Witsonday nixt 
aucht day xvj xiv xxv 

Item Thomas Heres x lib waring on lyning clayth 
Item John Lovel to pay me 38 lib and xl^ 
Item Robert Smyth xxx lib 

toL loob. XX August 1588 

Warit on salmond with Johne Fyndlasone ^ ij'' lib extendis to 
Send with Alexander Duncan that ^ 

Item Sauld to Issobel Smyth xxix stane of lynt quhilk wes 
xxviij dolouris and ane ort waring extendis to iij^'^ xj lib 

Item James Scrymgeour is awin me for my gren iij^^ lib or 
thairby 
foi. loia. Ultimo Novembris 1589 

Delyuerit John Meill a Hackbuit with a snap and he 
delyuerit me a Hackbuit with a Skarmische and he hes pro- 
mittit a fyn gilt brod with a pictour how sone he passis to 
France. 

XV Decembris 1589 

Payit Waltir Mores for the first quarteris payment of the 
secound yeir xxxiij^ iiij*^ This quarter to ryn a quarter of a 
yeir or fourteene dayis thre oukis efter YouU nixtocum and he 
hes receauit a pair of brekis in bountay 

7 Junij 90 
Payit Waltir Mores 33^ 4^ for a quarteris dewetie 



* Johne Fyndlasone. See anie, pp. 11, 140. 
2 Deleted in original. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 183 

XV August 90 

Dely uerit Meriory ten ^ in compleit payment of thre quarteris 
dewetie of the secound yeir 

24 October 90 
gif hir tua ^ 

XV Martij 1587 

Thomas Stewart foU toib 

fFor half a twn quhyt wyn to be payit at Witsonday 
nixt 70 lib 



Item Johne Thornetoun 


xxiiij lib 


Lent Thomas Wyf . 


XXX lib 


The auchten day off Agust : 58 

I am restand awine to Dauid Wedderburn the sowme off 


tenne pundis money for his pistolat 


James Mathew 


Debtis awin me 




James Mathew ^ x lib 


James Jaksoun 


Thomas Guthre 14 vj lib lent money 
James Halyburtoun xx lib 
Petir Games x lib 


Andro Fyf 
William Dauidson 
Isobel Heres 14 lib 


David Robesone vj lib 


Petir Wedderburn 


Robert Jaksone ^ four lib is v lib x^ 


Mr. John Louell 


Petir Imry^ xxj^ vjd and 3 ros- 

nobles 
Robert Scrymzour xl^ 


John Andyrsoun 
James Kenedy Galetly 
Patrik Andersoun in the 


Cristel Traell * x lib 


Ferry 


George Mudy ^ xxiij^ 4^ v lib 
David Fleming v lib 1^ 


Rychard Bennet 
Patrik Wider 


Thomas Gray 2 merk 
Andro Urquhart iij lib x^ 


Barbara and Petir Young 
George Robertsonis wyf 



^ James Mathew, merchant, son of Alexander Mathew, clothier, admitted 
burgess 20th Sept. 1587. 

2 Robert Jaksone, lorimer (spurmaker), admitted burgess 1573. 

* Peter Imry or Imbrie was second husband of Barbara Wedderburn, paternal 
aunt to David Wedderburne. 

^ Cristel or Christopher Traell, merchant, enrolled burgess 26th Sept. 1576. 

^ George Mudy, merchant. See ante^ p. 22. 



184 



COMPT BUIK OF 



Lady Powry ^ iij lib x^ 

John Fell 2 iv« 

Andro Black Ivij^ and tua^ vj^ 

Robert Kyd John Jak ilk ane xx^ 

Constable 24 lib x lib marmalat 

Thomas Gray hat strings 

David Heres xxviij^ 

C. Halyburton 4 lib 4« ij^^ 

Margaret Strathouchin xx^ 



William Drummond 
John Ogilues Wyf 
David Ramsay in Nethir 

Drimes ferme 
Andro Louell 
John Louell 

My haile Chaplenreis forby 
20 Martij 88 Receauit fra 

Thomas Heres 
for Dauid his brother 
6 trunschoris weyis 5 pund 
2 unce les 



I January i6ii 

Thir inscrip- 

tiones 

to be ingravin 

in the lyntis 



foi. io2». David Robesone 

fFor my Danskene waris undirwryttin 

Deum time. Gloria Deo De Creatione 

Gloria Deo De mortificatione 

Gloria Deo De Resurrectione et Redemptione 

Gloria Deo In Sternum Lux nostra in Christo 

Victrix casta fides Deus 

Abrahamj Isaacj de Jacobj Is mens est Deus 

abonethepiiieris J). Wedderburn 
of my galry 

Williame Kynloch * Litster 
O Capvt elleboro Dignum 

fFor sum stanes Birsell ..... 

Restis awin me ...... 

Thomas Heres 
ffor lynt an pwlder receauit be him fra me 

Mr. Johne Louell 



Patrik Wedderburn 
payit ffor xxiij pund a half pwlder at x^ the pund 



ij" lib 



XXX lib 
vlib 



XXX lib 
XX lib 

xi lib xv^ 



^ Lady Powry. Helen, daughter of Patrick, Lord Lindsay of the Byres, 
married to Thomas Fotheringham of Powrie, who died in i6io. 
2 John Fell. See ante, p. 115. 
^ Williame Kynloch, dyer, enrolled burgess, 1 8th Jan. 1576. 



OF 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 185 

James Goldman ^ f^^- ^o^". 

Item to him ane pund 14 unce a half cordonis 14^ the unce P^y** 
is xxj lib 

23 Janij 1612 
The Baleis and Counsale restis awin me 35 pundis 3« 4^ with payit 
ane burgeschip 

Primo Augusti 1613 
Memorandum Cristiane Lychtoun, etc 

Robert Bursie ^ 
Item a stik Ijlas virsett Summa 24 lib 15^ payit 

9 August 1622 
John Ramsay^ thesaurer hes my syluer stamp and kes in Deiyverit 
custodye 

Alexander Myln * hes my pwder horn redy in borrowing 

James Buchert ^ 
Item a stik grewgren silk Summa 26 lib payit 

Nynt of August 1621 

Androw Boydis wyf ^ boruit fra my wyf 14 September 1622 
a lynt quheill 

James Symsone ^ content thame the foirsaid of the aikin lang 
sadill of the pres and the aikin cradel 



^ James Goldman. See ante, p. 107. 

^ Robert Bursie, merchant, son of John Bursie, merchant, admitted burgess 
8th May 1582. 

2 John Ramsay, merchant, admitted burgess 9th Sept. 161 7. He entered the 
town council in 1620, and was chosen treasurer in that year. For twenty-one 
years he served in the council, being bailie in 1623-27-29-31-34-36-38, and 1640. 
He was four times kirk-master, 1633-37-39, and 1641. 

* Alexander Myln. See ante^ p. 142. 

^ James Buchert, baker, son of the deceased William Buchart, baker, admitted 
burgess 3rd May 1608. 

^ Androw Boydis wyf. Helen Wedderburn, only daughter of Robert Wedder- 
burn and Elizabeth Lovell, married Andro Boyd of the family of Kinkindie. 
See ante^ p. 18. 

^ James Symsone married, 1620, Eufame, daughter of David Wedderbume. 



186 COMPT BUIK OF 

William Hunter 
payit Item fy ve quarteris a half a half nel tua pyle veluit 

xiij lib 

foi, 103a. Issobel Smyth 

payit ffor geir underwrytten receauit be hir fra me xxv lib 

2 September 1589 

In presens of Alexander Duncan and John Wedderburn ^ in 
Kyrkstyell delyuerit Robert Wedderburn my brother ane obli- 
gatione of William Kinlochs harbour of %^ merkis and actit in 
the buikis of Elgyn ane Lettre of Inhibitione to the quhilk 
Thomas Guthre maid him assignay to. \s\c\ This in Robertis 
awin hous and I am exonerit thairof. 

8 November 16 1597 

Auld Robert Wedderburns infeftment of Robert and James 
Barrels landis lyand in the west of the gren landis is insert in 
my brother the Clerk of Dundies Protocle 

xxviij August 1613 

Thare is in the court buikes of Dundie ane registrat Band of 
myn aganis Thomas Annand for 1 lib 

8 Maj 1612 

A Decreit of myn insert in the court buikis of Dundie 
against David Hunter for v*^ lib 

4 Martij 1612 

A Discharge insert and registrat in the court buikis of 
Dundie maid by Petir my brother to Eduard Chalmeris airis 
and me of ane hundreth merkis on their land and of samekle 
of his bairnis pairt of geir fra me. 

6 August 1613 

A Decreit of myn insert in the Court buikis of Dundie aganis 
George Durward for vj lib 



^ John Wedderburn was grandson of James Wedderburn, junior, one of the 
three sons of James Wedderburn, elder, and Janet Barry, famous for their share 
in the compilation and authorship of The Gude and Godlic Ballates, John Wed- 
derburn died in 1606. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 187 

4 December 1612 

Ane Ordinance insert in the Court bulk of Dundie aganis 
Issobel Kyd and Margaret FyifF to lay the Clos of St. 
Margatris clos foranent the heid rowmes betwix thame and 
me 

7 Martij 1609 Robert Clayhillis ^ William Goldman ^ bailies foi. xoz\ 
witnesses John Patton ^ Thomas Wichtan * notaris Petir Wed- 
derbum younger James Ochterlony Gilbert Makduft' 

Auld Robert Wedderburn noter hes resignit in the handis 
of the saidis Robert Clayhillis baillie his haill tenement west- 
mest and eastmest and haill yard is thairof in fauouris of 
Alexander Wedderburn,^ sone to David Wedderburn senior and 
to David his actomay and to \sic\ as actornay for 

Petir sone to Mr. Alexander their airis and assignais heretable 
but redemptione ; saiffing his awin lyfrent. The Clerk 
Mr. Alexander Thomas Wichtan and John Patton nottaris 
thairto 

Lykway in presens of the saidis witnesses he hes oblist him 
to infeft the said Alexander and Petir in his sex acres land 
lyand at the West Port of Dundie heretable as said is : saiffing 
his awin lyfrent 

Efter the perfyting of the infeftment we the said Mr. 
Alexander and I, the said Dauid yeirly and ilk year indur- 
ing the said Robertis lyftyme to pay him a chalder aitmeill 
equally betuix us and to pay to Petir Wedderburnis tua sons 
Petir and George efter his deceis sex hundreth merkis equally 
betuix us 



^ Robert Clayhillis, merchant, son of Peter Clayhills, dean of guild, was ad- 
mitted burgess on 22nd Sept. 1 588. The names of his two brothers, Peter and 
William, were enrolled on the same day. Robert entered the town council in 1603, 
and continued an active member till 1628. He was bailie in 1603-8-10-12-14- 
16-18, and 1620; kirk-master, 1609-13, and 1615 ; and dean of guild in 1611-17- 
19, and 1641. 

2 William Goldman. See ante^ p. 107. 

^ John Patton. Setaniey p. 141. 

^ Thomas Wichtan or Vichtan. See ante, p. 169. 

'^ Alexander Wedderburn, son of David Wedderburn, writer of the notebook, 
died 1 616. See antCy p. 125. 



188 COMPT BUIK OF 

EPITAPHIUM^ Marie Stuartae Scotorum 
ET Francie Reginae 

Regibus orta, Auxj Reget Reginaque vixj 
Nupta tribus, tribus orba viris, tria Regna reliqui 
Gallus opes Scotus Cunas, habet Anglia Sepulchrum 
In me certarunt totas expromere vires 
natura & virtus, Gloria morsque suas 
Esse bonam tribuit virtus natura decoram 
esse breuis vite, mors inimica dedit 
unda perpetuum sed gloria floret in aevum 
Ut penset vitam perpere laude breuem. 
D. Wedderburne 
Dauid Wedderburne burges of Dundie 

EfF 
E E 

Duncan Baillie 
In me certarunt totas Exprimere vires 
natura & virtus Gloria morsque suas 
Esse bonam tribuit virtus natura decorum 
esse breuis vita morsque inimica dedit 
Vunda perpetuum sed gloria floret in aevum 
Ut penset vitam perpere laude breuem 

foi. io4«. 1 Apryle 90 

Gifin Charles Ramsay ^ 14 merk and tua merk a rosnoble a 
half a unce of gold and ane angil noble to gif him 

Item the vecht of the sylver is 13 unce a quarter unce les 

xviij of August 93 
Delyuerit Issobell Barclay with my dochter Euffame ^ for hir 
first quarteris buird xx^ Item vj^ 8*^ Item xxiij^ 4^ 

24 November 93 
Deliuerit Issobell Barclay with my dochter Euffame ^ for hir 
second termes quarter first xxj^ for a firlot mell nixt x^ for tua 
pekis Thirdly a xxj^ pece with her dochter Item v^ 40^ for 

^ This epitaph was frequently written by Alexander Wedderburn of Kingennie 
upon the title-pages of his Protocol Books preserved in the Dundee charter- 
room. 

2 Charles Ramsay, goldsmith. See ante, p. 119. 

2 Euffame Wedderburn was born 28th Dec. 1592. See ante, p. 123. She 
must have been put out to nurse. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 189 

flesche and xviij*^ restis of xj« 4*^ quhilk the Laird Westhall 
comandit me gif hir 4^ 4*^ 

27 February 1608 

Delyuerit Mr. David Lyndsay^ in neame of Mr. Thomas 
Ramsayis airis an acquittance on xl^ of the Witsonday and 
Mertemes termes in anno 1607 the Witsonday in anno 1608 
wilbe awin. Eodem die 

Delyuerit William Goldman ane acquittance of the Witson- 
day in anno 1608 and all termes preceding of 23^ 4^ awin out 
of his hous sum tyme pertenand to Alexander Scrymgeour 

xi December 1610 

I receauit fra William Goldman 58^ 4*^ for v termes dewtie 
in compleit payment of the Mertemes terme and all termes 
preceding 

2 January 1611 

I haif gifin Andro Blak a acquittance of xv^ quhilk he hes 
not payit me and of all yeirs preceding 

13 Apryle 1613 

Delyuerit Alexander Kelman ^ to gif William Goldman ane 
acquittance of 2 yeiris bypast and of all yeiris preceding 

2 Apryle 97 i foi. 104b. 

John Nes officer at command of Peter Clayhillis bailie 
arestit in David Thomsonis maryneris handis ane Cronicle of 
Scotland Ingland Ireland sumetyme pertenand to Thomas 
Man now to Elizabeth Heres and Alexr. Man his sone and 
that for 13 lib x^ auin be the said umq^® Thomas to me David 
Wedderburn on his obligatioune 

David Wedderburnis 
Compt Bulk 



1 Mr. David Lyndsay. See anfe, pp. 127, 169. 

2 Alexander Kelman, merchant, admitted burgess nth Sept. 1589, having 
paid 10 lib. 



190 COMPT BUIK OF 

David Wedderburnis 
Compt Bulk 

> § 9 Novembris 1587 



D W 



David Wedderburne burges of Dundee ^ 
with my hand 

David Wedderburne 

David Wedderburne Burges of Dundee 
with my hand 

David Wedderburne April 90 

w^ my hand Memorandum 

Cause Wm. Lesly 
wryt for my boyst to 
Jon Annandell 

3 July 1612 

Lent James Alisone sone to Litel John Alisone my bandeler 
and tua velvit flasses coverit with Iron 

4 August 1612 

Lent James Cochren my gryt hakbut with the scrow 
Lent John Tait my uther snap hakbut with my bandeler xj 
theron and my horn flass and the scrow with a key 
Lent Alex'^ Myln my puder horn 

Wive et vivas D. Wedderburne Dauid Wedderburne 
D. Wedderburne Dauid Wedderburne 

w^ my hand 

inside cover. To David Robesoun a byrl quheil and a dosan of \sic\ 
To John Balbirny a hers & a heid of a burd 



^ David Wedderburn was admitted burgess 15th May 1582: — Eodem die. 
David Wedderburn^ filius Alexandri Wedderburn scriba civitatis dicti burgi 
effectus est burgensis *ac frater gildce ratione privilegii dicti Alexandri sui patris 
cui est f rater gildce. Accidentibus gratis. — MS. Lockit Book of I^undee. 



DAVID WEDDERBURNE 191 

To John Wedderburn ^ vj cranca and a toddis held and burz 
To George Stirling a hers 

Epitaphium Alexandri Wedderbume Archi- 
graphi Deidonani et Jonete Myln ^ eius 
conjugis 



1 John Wedderburn, shipowner, Dundee, father of two sons, John, who became 
Proto-medicus in Moravia (see Lithgow's Travels)^ and James, tutor of Meric, 
son of Isaac Casaubon, and ultimately Bishop of Dunblane. See his tombstone 
in Canterbury Cathedral. 

2 These were the parents of David Wedderburn, author of the notebook. 
The father, Alexander (son of Robert Wedderburn and Janet Kyd), was appointed 
clerk of Dundee in 1557, and the deed of his appointment, dated 6th Feb. in that 
year, is preserved in the Dundee Charter-room. He died 28th June IS^S* his 
will being confirmed at Edinburgh 13th May 1587, together with that of his wife, 
who had died 19th June 1582. — See Edinr. Test. vol. xvii. They were probably 
buried in the Howff of Dundee, and the epitaph here given may have been on 
their tombstone. In the Howff there is still extant a table tombstone, with 
fielded panels, erected in memory of William Ramsay, merchant, 1640, his son- 
in-law, James Ramsay, and his wife, Grisell Ramsay. It bears the following 

verse : — 

' In on bed ve both did keip, 
In on grave ve both doe sleip ; 
I hope the grave sal us restor, 
Both agane to his heavnly glor. ' 
This form of epitaph seems to have prevailed in various parts of the United 
Kingdom. In St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, Berks, there is a mural monu- 
ment showing a sculptured group of a man, his wife, and two children, all 
kneeling, the figures being carved in high relief, and painted in natural colours. 
The inscription is as follows : — 

* Here rest in assurance of a joy full resurrection 
the bodies of John Blacknall, Esquire, and Jane 
his wife, who both of them finished an happy course 
upon earth, and ended their days in peace, 

on 
the 21 day of August, in the year of our Lord 

1625. 
He was a bountiful benefactor to this church, 
gave many benevolences to the poor, to the 
glory of God and to the example of future ages. 



When once they lived on earth one bed did hold 
Their bodies which one minute turned to mould ; 
Being dead, one grave is trusted with that prize, 
Until the trump doth sound, and all must rise. 
Here death's stroke did not part this pair. 
But by this stroke they more united were ; 



192 COMPT BUIK 

Hie vno quos vita thoro coniunxerat, vno 

Mors vna tumulo condidit 
Vna Ambos donee reddat Lux vnius olim 

Beatitatis computes 

Tua, quhome on lyve ane Bed did keip ane dead 

In ane grave dois inelude 
Quhill on ane day pairtaikeris they be maid 

Of ane Beatitude 



And what left they behind you plainly see, 

One only daughter and their charity. 

What though the first by death's command did leave us, 

The second we are sure will ne'er deceive us. ' 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE 

1580-1618 



H 



Ane Bulk conteanand the Intressis of Schippis dis- 

chairgeand at ye port of Dundie begynning in ye 

moneth of Nouember in Anno D""' 1580. 

The Intress of ye schip callit ye falcone of Dundie owned be 
David Cant ^ [schipper of ye said] 2 Clerk of ye said schip 
the xxij day of Nouember ye zeir of god 1580. 

Vigesimo secundo die mensis Nouembris Anno D^ 1580 in 
pntia Roberti Kyd ^ ballivi et Alex' Scrymgeor. The quhilk day 
comperit David Cant Clerk of the schip callit ye falcone of Dundie 
And Enterit ye said schip contenand ye gudes efterspecifiet pten- 
ing to ye psones efter mentionat. 

The wyn and vinagir ptening to Jhone Lovell * and utheris 
under writine to quhome he wes mchand 

William Hunter ane twn Robert Douglas ij twn 

James Goldman iij punscheonis Jhone Lovell, elder* v twn of 

Thom Traill iij twn iij puns- wyn and ij of vinagir 
cheonis 



^ David Cant, mariner, admitted burgess 19th Oct. 1556. 

^ Delete in original. 

^ Robert Kyd was one of a family of bakers in Dundee whose names appear 
repeatedly in the burgh records from 1520 up till the present day. Three of 
these named Robert Kyd were successively bailies in Dundee. The first held 
that office from 1551 till 1562; the second was bailie from 1565 till 1570; and 
the third, who is mentioned in the text, was bailie from 1580 till 1583. Another 
Robert Kyd who was a councillor is mentioned in the Conipt Buik. See ante^ 
p. 9. 

* John Lovell. There were two of the name of John Lovell in the council 
contemporaneously: John Lovell who served from 1591 till 1598 and Magister 
John Lovell whose term of office extended almost continuously from 1592 till 
1606. 



196 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

The wyn ptening to Alex^ Duncan and utheris to quhorae 
he wes fhchand, viz. 

Tames Fyndlausoun ane twn iij Walter Forrester ij punscheoinis 

punscheoinis William Lesselliss ij punscheoinis 

Jhone Fyndlauson ij twn William Grahame ij punscheoinis 

William Duncan ane twn and William Vrquhard ij punscheoinis 

ane half Henrie Clark ij punscheoinis 

Henrie Lowell ij twn Thomas Hay ij punscheoinis 

Antone Halieburtoun j twn David Hutcheson ij punscheoinis 

Jhone Smyt half ane twn James Lyoun ij punscheoinis 

Jhone Cabell half ane twn David Scot j punscheoin 

Alex^ Wedderburn ane puns- David Guide j punscheoin 

cheoin Johne Lyn j punscheoin wyn 

Alex'^ Duncan vij twn and ane of vinagir 

James Galloway, schipper ane twn Thomas Waker j punscheoin 

Jhone Ker twa twn and ane half Charles Fotheringhame ^ ij puns- 

Patrik Ramesay iij punscheoinis cheoinis 

Johone Peirsoun ane twn Halbert Stewart ij punscheoinis 

Katherine Fotheringhame ij Jhone Forrest ij punscheoinis 

punscheoinis 

Sexto Decembris Anno D^^ 1580 

The quhilk day in pns of Alex^ Annand baillie and Alex'" 
Scrymgeour, Dene of Gild compearit Abrme Leutsoun Clk of ye 
schip callit ye Thomas of sanctandroes laitie came fra flanders And 
Interit his schip conteanand ye gudes efter following ptenand to 
psones efter specefiet viz. 

Alex'^ Ramesay ane pyip & ane David Robertsone ane ball of 

punscheon canves — ane quhyit pyip ane 

Thomas Traill ane ball of mader. punscheoin wyn. ane other 

ij quhyit pypis — iij Inglis haif bfell. 

treis — iij small treis — ane Robert Smyth iij Inglis treis. 

boll and ane half of Seap. ane punscheoin — ij quhyit 

William Clayhillis ane quhyit pypis. ane uther tree, ane 

pyip. half ane boll of seap. packet of ingone seid. 

Jhone Lowsone ane quhyit pyip Henry Coustonn ij punscheoinis. 



1 Charles Fotheringhame, nauta, son of John Fotheringhame, bailie, was en- 
rolled burgess i6th Nov. 1588. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 197 

ane quhyit trie, ane romanie bfells. iij brells. vij bfells 

pyip. ij creills. iiij bfells. and ane halfe Seap. 

ane hemikyne of seap. Patrik Lyndesay ane kist. ane 

Robert Bursie ane punscheoin bfell 

ane bfell. David Jak ^ ane quhyit pyip. ane 

Richard Clerk ij quhyit pypis. punscheoun. ane bfell. ane 

ane punscheoin. an bfell. litell packet, ane bfell Seap. 

ij bfells seap. Thomas Man ane Romanie trie. 

David Baxter ane ball mader. iij quhyit treis. ane Inglis 

ane quhyit pyip. ane puns- trie. half ane bfell. ane 

cheoun j bfell. j bfell. iij kelkin ane bfell Seap. 

bfellis & ane half of seapc David Mudie.^ ane punscheoun. 

Patrik Barrie j quhyit pyip ane quhyit pyip. ane Inglis 

James Man j pyip. ane puns- trie, thrie half bfells Seap. 

cheoun. ane bfell half barrell Thomas Conkwiss of Sanct- 

seap androes. ane pyip ij bfellis 

Alex'^ Smy* ane punscheoun. Seap. 

twa romanie treis. ane quhyit Michaell Tullows. ij pypis. iij 

pyip twa bfells. iij quhyit bfellis Seap. 

Nono die Decembris Anno D"^ 1580 

the qlk day In pns of Alex'^ Scrymgeour Dene of Gild and Wilham 
Forrester^ comperit Androw Man Clerk of ye schip callit the 
Marie Jhane laitlie cum fra the His laident wit herings and laident 
[sic] his schip conteaning ye gudes efter following ptend to ye 
psones efter mention at. 

William Forrester vj last Andro Mathew ij last 

James Forrester ij last Patrik Boyis ^ iij last 

William Man iij last Patrik Wedderburn iij last 



2 David Jak, junior, merchant, was entered burgess on 31st Jan. 1581 *by 
the privilege of Robert Jak his father.' He was probably described as 'junior' 
to distinguish him from another David Jak, merchant, who was enrolled burgess 
on 22nd Sept. 1564. 

2 David Mudie, merchant, enrolled burgess 26th Sept. 1576. 

3 William Forrester, entered burgess 13th April 1562, was bailie 1580. 

* Patrik Boyis, mariner, was enrolled burgess on 26th Dec. 1581. The follow- 
ing note appears in the Lockit Book : ' Patrick Bois, nauta, is made a Burgess 
and brother of the Guild through the Act whereby it is granted to the present 
Town-Clerk for the collection of the statutes of the said burgh and dijesting 
thereof in one volume. ' 



198 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

James Donoldsone ij last James Wedderburn ij bfell 

Henrie Baxter ^ iij last Thomas Richardsone iij bfell 

Andro Man ij last James Ker ij brell 

William Boy is iiij bfell J hone Kynloch ij brell 

Jhone Bankis iiij brell William Toplay [?] ij brell 

Jhone Cowtie j brell Thomas Just iij bfell 
James Duncan j bfell 

Eodem die Anno D^^ 1580 

The qlk day In pns of Robert Kyd & James Forrester bailleis 
sittand In Jugement and Alex'^ Scrymgeour Dene of Gild com- 
pearit Alex'^ Clerk schipper of ye schip callit [blank in original] 
ptenand to Alex'^ Scot laitlie cum fra Norroway and interit his schip 
contenand the geir efter specifiet ptend. to ye said Alex^^ and ye 
awneris of ye said schip to witt Henrie Blair William Fergusone 
and David Buchine viz. 

Sex thousand steingis Twa hunder deallis 

Twa hunder knappet Threttie pece of aikine tymmer 

Eodem die Anno 1580 
Comperit Jhone Small ^ in pns of Robert Kyd James Forrester 
bailleis and Alex'' Scrymgeour Dene of Gild Jhone Small Clerk of 
ye schip callit Clynkebellis of Dundie and interit his schip con- 
tenand ye lastis of gudes under wrettene ptend. to ye psones efter 
specifeit. 

James Peirsoun iij last Henrie Baxter j last 

Jhone Peirsoun iij last Jhone Small iij last 

Thomas Davidsoun iij last Jhone Ker ij last 

James Auchinlek ij last RobertBaxterswyf half ane last 

Eodem die Anno 1580 

Comperit Patrik Micliell schipper of ye schip callit ye Merie- 
fortune In pns of William Duncane baillie and Alex^ Scrymgeour 
Dene of Gild and interit his schip now cum fra ye His conteanand 
twentie sex last of hering and sevine bfells ptening to ye psones 
mentionat in ane doket gewine In to ye dene of gild. 



^ Henrie Baxter, shipowner, enrolled in the Lockit Book 31st Jan. 1581 in 
these terms : — * Henry Baxter, nauclerus, — Gratis — by the gift of the Bailies and 
Councill because he had been a brother of the Guild, and was scored out, and 
is now restored for services.' 

^ Delete in original. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 199 



Eodem die Anno 1580 

Comperit Henrie Fethie schipper of ane schip callit [blank] 
in pns of [blank in original] and Alex'^ Scrymgeour Dene of gild 
and Interit his schip newlie cum fra ye His contenand xxj lastis of 
hering and sewine bfell pertenand to certain psones mentionat in 
ane ticket gewine to ye dene of gilds handis 

Duodecimo Decembris anno 1580 

The qlk day In pns of Robert Kyd and James Forrester, bailleis, 
and Alex'^ Scrymgeour, dene of gild, Comperit George Duncan 
elk of ye schip callit bark allane of Dundie nowe cum fra ye pairtis 
of Flanders and interrit his schip conteanand ye guidis & geir 
eftermentionat ptend to ye psones efterspecifiet viz. 

Patrik Blair vij twnnis Petir Clayhillis ij brell. 

Edward Edie iiij twnnis & ane William Richie swme Ingonis 

half George Duncan swme Ingonis 

Jhone Cowie iij twn & ane half Jhone Richie vj brell Ingonis 

David Robertsone ij twn & ane Jhone Lawsone v bfell Ingonis 

half William Lawsone ij brell Ingonis 

Jhone Webster viij bfellis Thomas Tullo ij b. Ingonis 

William Richardsone j twn & James Rollok j b. Ingonis half 

ane half b. Seap. 

Thomas Cabell j twn and ane Jhone Goldman j Inglis trie 

half Jhone Smyth ij kempkynnis of 
James Myln j twn & ane half seap 

Robert Smyth j twn 

Decimo sexto Decembris anno 1580 

The quhilk day In pns of James Forrester Robert Kyd and 
William Duncan bailleis Comperit David Livie clerk of ane schip 
callit ye Nichtengall of Dundee newlie cum fra ye Rochell & 
burdeaux and interit his schip conteanand thrie hundreth and half 
ane hundreth Salt ptend. to James Auchinleck, Jhone Gairdine, ye 
heiris of umq^® Alane Watsone as awnaris of ye said schip and to James 
Renkyn Jhone Jak George Striviling David Robertsone and Jhone 
Gairdyne, younger, dealismen of ye same. And als conteanand 
fyve twn and thrie punscheonis burdeaux wyn and xij punscheonis 
Rochell wyn ptening to ye psones gewine in ane ticket at ye said 
entrie. 



wo SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE, 1580-1618 

Decimo nono Decembris Anno d^^ 1580 

The qlk day In pns of Robert Kyd, James Forrester, Alex' Annand 
& William Duncan, bailleis, sittand In Jugement and Alex'^ 
Scrymgeour dene of gild. Comperit James Gudlet clerk of ye schip 
callit ye Lyoun of Dundie laitlie cum fra burdeaux. And Interrit 
his schip conteanand foure scoir fyve twnnis and ane punscheon 
burdeaux wyn and ane punscheon of vinagir ptening to certain 
psones mentionit in ane ticket gewine into ye dene of gild yis pnt 
day 

Vigesimo Decembris 1580 

Comperit In pns of James Forrester & Rot. Kyd Bailleis 
Robert quhyit Mr. of ye Robert & Wm. Lochmalowny clerk of 
ye said schip quho enter fra Burdeaux contenand thrie scoir and 
xj twnnis, ye special namis of awneris qroff ar gevin into ye dene 
of gild in his ticket. 

Sevin January 1580 

Comperit Robert Busch clerk of ye schip callit ye Jhone of 
Dunde and gaif up her entrie fra burdeaux conteanand thrie scoir 
and fyve twnnis ye special names of awneris qroff ar gevin into ye 
dene of gild in ane ticket. 

Nono die mensis Januarij 1580 

The qlk day in pns of W™ Duncane, bailie, and Alex^ Scrymgeour 
dene of gild comperit Andrew Thomsone Mr. of ye schipp callit ye 
Michell and Interit ye said schip laitlie cum fra burdeaux con- 
teanand fyftie aucht twnnis of vyne and vad and gaif In ye special 
interestis quhometo ye sam ptenint to ye dene of gild. 

Undecimo Januarij 1580 

The qlk day In pns of James Forrester, bailie, and Alex"^ Scrym- 
geour dene of gild. Comperit Patrik Thomsone Mr of ye schip 
callit ye Petir and enterit ye said schip cum from Norroway con- 
teanand thrie thousand skynnis sewin dussen calf skynnis twelf 
dussone of cut tymer xx peces of aik ptening to Androw Jak and 
William Maw burgesses of Abdn. and twentie nyn deals ptening [sic\ 

Eodem Coram iisdem ballivis et decano gilde 

Comperit Jhone Ker maister of ye schip callit ye Grace of God 
laitlie cum fra burdeaux and interit ye said schip conteanand ye 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 201 

gudis and geir efter following ptening to ye gsns efter mentionat 
to wit ^ gewine In yis day in ane ticket to ye dene of gild to wit 
thrie scoir and thrie twnnis and ane half wyne and waid. 

Vigesmo septimo die mensis Januarij 1580 

In pntia omnium ballivorum 

The qlk comperit George Sympson maister of ane bark callit ye 
Margaret laitlie cum fra the pairtis of Ingland and enterit ye said 
schip conteanand ye gudis efter specifiet ptening to ye psones under 
specifiet. 
first, fourtie aucht brellis of Beir and sex punscheonis and ane bfell 

of do. yis entrie of brellis ptenis to George Sympson. 
To Thomas Dog xix brellis To Thomas Dog fo' punscheonis 

To George Scrymgeour fy ve brellis of [illegible] 
To David Small iiij brellis To George Sympson twa pun- 

And two brellis ptend to [blank] cheonis 
To James Auchinlek viij brellis To David Small ane bfell 

Eodem die coram omnibus ballivi \sic] 

Comperit Jhone Perie Mr. of ye schip callit ye Grace of God and 
interit his schip laitlie cum fra Burdeaux conteanand ye guidis efter 
specified. To witt fiftie twa twnnis of wyn ptening to ye merchandis 
gewine In ane ticket to ye dene of gild. Subscrywit be ye said Mr. 
and ace* to ye maryneris To witt to Jhone Perie ane Twn. To 
William Spynk iij punscheonis. To Thomas Haliburtoun half ane 
twn. James Bower ane punscheon. William Colyne iij punscheonis. 
Alex^ Ramsay ane punscheon. 

Sexto die mensis martij anno 1580 

The qlk day In pns of Robert Kyd James Forrester Alex^ 
Annand & William Duncan bailleis, sittand In Jugement Com- 
perit Thomas Fergusoune Mr. of ye schip callit ye hound of 
Dundee and enterit ye said schip laitlie cum fra ye pairtis of Ing- 
land conteanand ye gudis efter specifiet ptening to ye psons efter 
mentionat. To witt 

To William Annand iiij brellis of beir 

To James Duncan ij brellis of beir 

To Alex'^ Annand & Jhone Kynloch ij brellis of beir 

And. Annand, younger, viij punscheonis of raisins 



* Delete in original. 



202 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

And ane bfell ptng to Thomas Stewart conteanand v dossone 
hering, thrie dossone of candils, and thrie dossone of calf skynnis. 
Jhone Arnott iiij top of Raisins 
David Thomsone ane punscheon of hemp seid 

The 24of May Ao 1581 

In presenss of ye balleis and dene of gild coperit James Man 
being maister of ye schyp callit ye gudsyr of Leith cum fra Norro- 
way and gave up his entriss cotenit in ane tyket specifically qlk is 
in the handis of ye said dene of gild. 

Ye 2of Junij A^ 1581 

Coperit Jhone Man maist^' of ye schyp callit ye grace of god laitly 
cum fra flanders, and gaif up his entries cotenit in ane tyket in 
particklar qlk he hes delyverit to ye dene of gild Judicially in 
presens of ye bailleis. 

Ye 5 of Junij A" 1581 

Coperit James Auchinlek maist^ of ye schyp callit ye falcon 
arryvit fra Overdansk & gaiff up hes entriss cotenit in ane scryve 
in particklar qlk is delyverit to ye dene of gild in presens of ye 
bailleis Judicially. 

Ye said day coperit Androw Thomsone mr. of ye schyp callit ye 
michell arryvit from bordeaux and gaiff up his entriss cotenit in ane 
tyket qlk he hes delyvrit to ye dene of gylde Judically in presens 
of ye bailleis. 

Ye 6 of Junij A^ 1581 

Coperit Jhone Ker maist^ of ye schyp callit ye grace of god 
arryvit fra bordeaux and gaiff up hes entriss in particklar cotenit in 
ane tyket qlk he hes delyvrit to ye dene of gylde Judicially in 
presens of ye bailleis. 

Ye said day coperit Thomas Fothringam mr of ye schyp callit 
ye hart cum fra Norroway & gef up his entriss cotenit in ane 
tyket delyvrit to ye dene of gylde in presens of ye bailleis. 

Ye 11 of Junij A« 1581 

Coperit Patryk Thomsone maist^ of ye schyp callit ye unikorn 
cum fra Queinsbryg and gaiff up hes entriss cotenit in ane tyket 
delvyrit to ye dene of gylde Judicially in presens of ye bailleis. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 203 

Ye 28 Junij A« 1581 

The said day coperit James Petrie maist^ of ye schyp callit ye 
[blank in original] cum fra rochell wt salt and geifF up hes entriss 
cotenit in ane tyket in particklar qlk he hes delyvrit to ye dene of 
gylde Judicially in presens of ye bailleis. 

Ye 28 June A^ 1581 

Coperit Jhone Small clerk of ye schyp callit ye peter cum fra 
sant mertins & ilands wt salt & gaifF up hes entriss in particklar 
cotenit in ane tyket qlk is delyvrit to ye dene of gylde in presens 
of ye bailleis. 

Ye last of Junij 1581 

Coperit Hendrie Baxter maist^ of ye schyp callit ye mary jhane 
arryvit fra Santmertenis w* salt & gaiff up his entriss cotenit in 
ane vryting delyvrit to ye dene of gylde Judicially in presens of 
ye bailleis. 

Ye 18 Jullij in A^ 1581 

Coperit Androw Stryvilling mchand fra duschte maist^ of ane 
duschte schyp wt tyinr. fra norroway & gaiff up hes entriss be ane 
particklar tyket qlk is delyvrit to ye dene of gylde in presens of 
ye bailleis Judicially. 

Ye said day coperit Jhone Rodger mr of ye schyp callit ye bark 
fra norroway & gaiff up hes entriss in particklar be ane tyket 
delyvrit up to ye dene of gylde in presens of bailleis. 

Ye 22 of Jullij A" 1581 

Coperit Hendrie Smyth in ye ferry maisf^ of ye schyp callit ye 
harry cum fra dansken & gaiff up hes entriss cotenit in ane tyket 
delyverit to ye dene of gylde in presens of ye bailleis. 

The same day coperit Alex^ Scot arryvit fra norroway and gaiff 
up hes entriss cotenit in ane tyket delyvrit to ye dene of gylde in 
presens of ye bailleis. 

Ye 24- of Jullij A« 1581 

Coperit James Kar maist'^ of ye schyp callit ye Jhone laitly cum 
fra flanders and gaiff up hes entriss in particklar cotenit in ane 
tyket qlk is delyvrit to ye dene of gylde in presens of ye bailleis 
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Ye 26 day of Jullij A« 1581 

Coperit Gylbert Garding clerk of ye schyp callit ye margaret 
cum fra deip and gaiff up hes entriss cotenit in ane tyket delyvrit 
to ye dene of gylde in presens of ye bailleis. 

primo augusti 1581. in pns of ye baileis beand in Jugement 

Comperit Jo^ Small clerk of ye petir now cum from rochell & 
Interit ye said schip cotenand twa hundreth & ane half of salt 
ptenand to Ja^ Auchinlek, Jo" Peirsone, Alex'^ Duncane, Alex^ 
Gray, Jo^ Duncane, Ro* Vatsone, W"^ Wricht, George Lyndsay, as 
is cotenit in ye intrie qlk he hes delyvrit to Alex'' Scrymgeour den 
of gild. 

xi Augusti 81 in pns of ye baileis & Alex'^ Scrymgeour 
den of gild 

Comperit Andrew Stewinsone & Interit ane schip callit ye 
Whyte Angell of opslaw now come from Norroway cotenand xxv 
hundreth knaphold ptenand to Ja^ Strathauchan, to ye schip twa 
hundreth deals, to ye schip viiij bds of wenscott. The den of gild 
hes receavit this Invetar. 

XV Septembris 1581 in pns of ye baileis and den of gild forsaid 

Comperit Jacob Thempis mr. of ane dutsche and hes Interit his 
schip now from Danskene contenand in ane pticklar tiket qlk guidis 
ptenis to Androw Annand, Alex^ Broun, Wiliame Andersone, Ja^ 
Broun, Jo'^ Henrysone, burgess of pth [Perth] qlk ptickler tiket 
the den of gild hes receavit. 

eodem die in pns of ye saidis baileis, den of gild 

Coperit Androw Robertsone & Interit ye crear callit ye Androw 
qrof Patrik Gray is mr. cotenand v thousand gude steyingis ane 
hundreth knappit ane half hundreth buirds & hes delyvrit ye tiket 
to ye den of gild. 

eodem die ejusdem bal. in pns of ye den of gild 

Coperit Jo" Coustoun clerk of ye schip callit ye Hart & enterit 
her cotenand xx diss, deals xxx powlis. vj bds of tymmer v hun- 
dreth steyingis. iij hundreth knapholt. xij pecis of aiken tymmer 
& the writing he hes delyvrit to ye den of gild 



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xix September 1581 

Coperit Magnus brown & Interit his schip cum from Norrovay 
callit ye hind contenand twa hundreth sparis of ruif tymmer ane 
hundreth deals & ane thousand steyngis & deliverit ye pticklar 
compt to ye den of gild 

xxiv Septembris *81 
Comperit Lauerens Ribon & Interit his schip cum from Danskene 
cotenand ye guids and geir contenant in ane pticklar tiket qlk he 
hes delyverit to ye den of gild. 

xxvi Septemb '81 in pntia ballivorum et decani gilde 

Comperit David Scrymgeour & Interit hes schip cum from 
Norrovay calit ye Haire cotenand thrie*'. aikin tymer thrie 
hundreth daillis & ane half twa hundreth firr sparis sex hundreth 
knapholt ptenand to Patrik Kynnaird & delyvrit ye pticklar tiket 
to ye den of gild. 

Secundo die mensis Julij 1582 in pns of 
Wm. Forrester & James Fyndlasone baileis 

Comperit James Deis mr. of ye schip callit ye Jo" & Interit 
his schip cum from rochell cotenand thrie hundreth thrie q^^ salt 
& ane half do. ptenand to awneris cotenant in ane pticklar copt 
qlk Alex'' Scrymgeour Den of gild hes receivit 

Eod°^ die in pns diet, balliv. et diet. Den of gild 

Comperit george lyndsay & Interit ye schip calit ye pelican 
cotenand twa hundreth & ane half of salt ptenand to ye awneris 
& hes delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye Den of gild. 

Eod"^ die in pnt diet, balliv. et den of gild 

Comperit Thomas Gardyn & Interit his schip cum from Norro- 
vay calit ye greis of handbur* cotenand 1. peice of aikin tymmer 
four hundreth deillis four hundreth ruif spars twa hundreth 
garronis four thousand steyngis twelf hundreth knapholt half a 
hundreth aixtree of birk ptenand to hary his brother and Jo" 
heris qlk pticklar tiket ye den of gild [sic\. 

xxvii Julij 1582 in pntia Alex'^ Scrymgeour & 
W™ Forrester bal. 
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Dundie now cum from Norrovay cotenand 400 deals 23 jestis of 
aik 600 viket sparis 7000 knapholt 400 steyngs xx swadin buirds 
ptenand to ye said george & delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye den 
of gikl. 

Eod"^ die in pns of ye said is bailie & den of gild 

Comperit David Scrymgeour Mr. of David Smyth in ye ferreis 
[Broughty Ferry] schip & Interit ye said schip cum from Norrovay 
cotenand vij hundreth deillis & a half hundreth firm ruif sparis 
twa thousand steyngis & delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye den of 

gild 

xxviij Julij 1582 in pntia diet. bal. et decani gilde 

Comperit J^ Ker Mr. of ye schip calit ye M*- ^ & Interit his schip 
cum from Norrovay cotenand ye guidis & geir cotenant in ane 
particklar tiket qlk he hes delyverit to ye den of gild & ptenand 
to hymself Ja^ Auchinlek & Petir Wedderburn. 

xj Augusti '82 in pns of Alex^ Scrymgeour patrik ramsay 
baileis & den of gild 

Coperit androw stewinsone & Waltir stewinsone & Interit thair 
schip calit ye bark litell tod from Norrovay cotenand v^ sparis 
ane thousand guid styngis twa hundreth holt ane do. peine asche 
ane fawdom burnewod trie ptenand to james peddie & gev ane 
pticklar tiket to ye den of gild. 

Eodm die in pntia diet, ballivorum et decani gilde 

Comperit David Spalding skipp^ & Interit the schip callit ye 
Ja^ of Dundie cum from Norrovay cotenand ij hundreth & half 
of dellis twa hundreth ruif spearis xl peces of corbellis twa do. 
laing tymmer thrie hundreth knapholt ptenand to ye awneris & 
hes delyverit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

xxviij Augusti 1582 in pntia dictor"" ballivorum 
de decani gilde 

Comperit Jo^ roger & Interit ye schip callit ye hund cum from 
Danskene cotenand v last iron v last pik ane last tar four brell 
powder four hundreth swadin buirdis v last^ ptenand to waltir 
elder adame harower patrik olyver burgesses of Leith and hes 
delyverit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

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eod"* die in pntia ballivis 

Comperit ro* kynoche clerk of ye litell pink cum from Lupkey 
contenand twa hundreth dellis ane hundreth firm tymraer ane 
half hundreth garrones v hundreth steyngis ane hundreth knap- 
holt and delyverit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

xxvj Augusti 1582 in pntia dictor"^ ballivorum 

Comperit thomas dowall mr of ye Mary Jo" & Interit his schip 
cum from Norrovay cotenand 300 ruif spars 100 dellis x aikin treis 
ptenand to Ja^ donaldsone w*^ man & henry baxt^ & delyverit ye 
pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

eod"* die ejusd"* ballivis 

Comperit Jo^ duncane & Interit ye da^ [diamond] cum from 
Norrovay contenand twa hundreth dellis 36 corbellis v hundreth 
steyngis twa hundreth knapholt ptenand to Jo" alason Jo" ker 
Alex^ duncane ro* kynloch & hes gevin a pticular tiket to ye den 
of gild. 

xxviij Augusti 1582 in pntia W"^ forrester 

Comperit Grahame riche & Interit ye bark now cum from Norro- 
vay cotenand ane hundreth & ane half ruif spar, four thousand 
steyngis ane dussen aik xxiij dellis ptenand to W"^ man & petir 
clayhillis ro* smyth & delyvrit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

eod"^ die pntia dicti ballij 

Comperit ro* kyd & Interit Jo" kerris schip callit ye grace of 
god cum from danskene cotenand pik tar & lynt as ane pticklar 
copt qlk the den of gild hes will schaw. 

eod"^ die pntia dicti ballij 

Comperit Wa* schorswod Mr. of ye schip callit ye george of 
Dundie & Interit his schip cum fra danskene cotenand 200 
gari'onis ane hundreth ruif spar 2000 steyngis ptenand to ye 
awneris & delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye den of gild. 

Qinto septembris 1582 in pns of Alex^ scrymgeour & Ja« 
fyndlasone baileis 

Coperit Lauerens Rebon & Interit hes schip cum from [Norro- 
vay] 1 Danskene cotenand v last oismond four schip pund gad iron 

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vij last iron ten bfellis j last iij qrteris of lynt fourtie nyn stane of 
hemp ane coper ketill And a hundreth gryt knaphold ptenand to 
thomas andersone, Jo^ boytur^ Jo^ eathrow, Ro* fuller and delyverit 
ye pticklar tiket to ye den of gild. 

decimo Jan^y 82 in pntia dictorum ballivorum 

The Intrie of ye grace of god cum from flanderis cotenand ye 
guids & geir cotenant in ane Invetar qlk ye den of gild hes 
receavit. 

sexto die mensis Julij a,^° 1583 coram ballivis pdict et pntia 
decani gilde 

Comperit robert lyell & Interit ye quhyt swan of grippiswald 
now cum from danskene cotenand four small ash treis xxvij 
steyngis ane last of grene lynt nyn sparris [one line illegible 
at bottom of page]. 

septimo Julij 1583 in pntia balliv. et decani gilde 

Comperit wiliame rychie & Interit ye schyp callit ye Mary 
galland cum from danskene cotenand nyn last thrie ble ptenand to 
david Jak iij last to Ja^ auchinlek xxv to ro* Smyth j last to Ja^ 
myln 2 ble to George Duncan xij ble to Niniane roger half a last to 
w"^ peit four ble to george w^^sone thrie ble to wait, ferrie thrie ble 
to w°^ richie twa ble to david rattray thrie ble to thomas henry. 
To sanct Jhoniston [Perth] androw arnald xiiij last Jo^ Pullor four 
last 3 ble w'" andersone four last w°^ broun twa last and half olyver 
peney iij last alex^ steen of elgin a qrter of a last qlk ye den of gild 
hes receivit ye pticklar compt. 

undecimo Julij 1583 in pntia balliv. pdict 

Comperit marcus duvring & Interit his schip come fra danskene 
to wit viij last oismond xviij schip pund of gad iron [line illegible] 
ten small kynnis of steill twa hie [illegible in orig.] thrie ble bellis 
v ble powder xxx schip punds lynt v schip pund hards sex schip 
pund hemp twa schip pund coper keittillis twa hundreth komer- 
land bines ptenand to men of sanct Jo°stoun [Perth] qlk ye den 
of gild hes receivit ye pticklar tiket. 

eod™ die ejsd"* ballivis 

Comperit Jo" rattray younger & Interit his schip cum from 
danskene cotenand tua gryt hundreth & ane half of knappit 



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ane hundreth vynscot planks nyn lastis ane last halfe vii lastis 
2 lastis 3 lastis 4 lastis ptenand to ye said Jo" Ja^ myln & Tho^ 
Jak. the den of gild hes receavit ye pticklar tiket. 

24 Julij 1583 coram ballivis above writ. 
Comperit Ja® gal & interit his crear now cum from werlindhous 
cbtenand 4 lastis oismonts 2 lastis 3 lastis 10 hie. 6 hie. 4 ble. 3 
gryt [delete in orig.] of oismonts. thre gryt hundreth dalis. 
sextene aikin buirds & hes gifin ye den of gild ye pticklar tiket. 

xxix Julij 1583 Coram Alex^ Scrymgeour et Jacobi forrester 

ballivis 
Comperit Patrik michel & interit ye schip callit ye Michaell now 
cum out of sanctmertinis cotenand thrie [delete in orig.] ane 
hundreth thrie qrters of ane hundreth salt ptenand to ye awneris 
of ye said schip & hes delyverit ye den of gild ye pticklar tiket. 

eod°^ die coram pdictis ballivis et decani gilde 
Comperit David cant & interit ye schip callit ye grace of god 
now cum from flanders contenand ye guidis & geir gifin in ane 
pticklar tiket qlk the den of gild hes receavit. 

Sexto Augusti 1583 Coram ro* kyd ballivus 
Comperit Jo" lyn Mr. of ye bark callit ye swan now cum from 
Norrovay & Interit hir cotenand tua hundreth garronis vj /do./ 
of ruif spar vj hundred steyngis tua hundreth knapit qlk the den 
of gild hes receavit ye pticklar tiket. 

decimo quinto augusti 1583 coram Jacobi forrester et 
Alex'^ Scrymgeour 
Comperit David collen & Interit hes schip callit klynkbellis 
now cum from danskene cotenand ye guidis & geir following, 
that is. four lastis oismonds ptenand to Androw boyter xij schip 
pund gad iron thrie last ais xiij last half lynt half a last of hemp 
ane faw of aim thrie poks mader xij ble. tar vj ble. pik vij ble. seap 
all ptenand to ye said Androw. Item thrie last suiden ptenand to 
Valtir dougleische xvj schip pund gad iron four last ais j last 
of lynt ane last of hemp ane stik of hemp vj ble tar ane faw of aim 
ptenand to ye said Valtir burgess of Pth [Perth]. Item to Jo" 
Allan in breichen xij ble. oismond half a last lynt foure ble. seape. 
anoth'^ ble. tar Jo" ross thrie ble. Iron & hes delyverit ye den 
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210 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

decimo sexto augusti 1583 coram ballivis pdictus et decani gilde 
Comperit gilbert symire & Interit his schip callit ye angell cum 
fra Norrovay contenand fyve hundreth deillis thrie thousand 
steyngis vj hundreth rungis thrie/do./ruif tymmer tua/do./ 
garronis sex aiken treis tua hundreth knapit ptenand to hir 
awneris & hes delyverit ye den of gild ye pticklar tiket. 

xxix augusti coram dictis ballivis 

Comperit wiliame rychie & Interit ye schip callit ye Vlen cum 
from Norroway cotenand thrie /do./ of dellis xviij hundreth 
steyngis tua hundreth knapholt tua /do./ cruiket tymmer ane 
hundreth ruif tymmer xxx peice of aiken tymmer ptenand to 
her awneris and hes delyverit ye den of gild ye pticklar tiket. 

primo septembris 1583 coram Alex^ scrymgeour ballivis 

Comperit constantine arrot & Interit ye bark callit ye post cum 
from Norrovay cotenand j"^ deillis a hundreth ruif tymmer a scoir 
of corbellis & ye rest skov^^is and hes delyverit ye pticklar tiket to 
ye den of gild ye geir forsaid ptenis to her awneris. 

decimo die mensis septembris 1583 coram ro* kyd et 
Alex^ Scrymgeour 

Comperit david fudy m<^^* & Interit his schip callit ye hairt cum 
from Norrovay cotenand four hundreth dellis 3 / do / ruif tymmer 
3000 steyngis ptenand to ye said david & patrick kynnaird and 
hes delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye den of gild 

primo die mensis Januarij in pntia Alex^ Annand et Jacobi 
fyndlasone et Alex^ scrymgeour decani gilde 

Comperit Jo^ ker ^ patrick ramsay & Interit his schip cum from 
flanders callit ye grace of god In ye first ro*^ Mudy and his 
mcheandis haveand yis m*^ A. I. ane pyp ane punschon ane ble. 
half a ble ane ball of maldir tua haren treis ane ble tua Inglis 
treis viij peices of brusell ane ble of feggis ane quhyt pipe ane 
punschon ane rowan barell of feggis foure ble & ane kynkin inkit 
w* syndrie m^^ All ye pmissis. Thomas man for him and his 
mchandis tua ballis of malder tua Inglis treis ane punschon vj 
peces of brusell ane quhyt tun half a ble. ane quhyt tun a quhyt 



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SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 211 

tun tua treis all m^* as said is. Thomas traell and his mcheandis 
ane ball mader ane pyp tua half barrel fegs. Robert bursye & 
Jo" mertoun w* y'^ inchandis ane punschon ane heren tree ane 
kynken ane romane trie ane romane trie ane quhyt tua tries ane 
ball of mader ane tierce feggis. Patrik lyn tua Inglis tries Alex^ 
rynd ane Inglis trie ane tierce of feggis Jo^ boytur ane Inglis trie 
ane punscheon. The number of feggis in ye schip ane ble & 
half ane ^le ane hie ane kynken ane Ble ane half ane ble a half a 
half a half ane kynken ane kynken half 151e Jo'^ rattray & Ja^ 
goldman tua ble half a ble half a ble a kynken. Jo" schewan a 
Inglis trie ane romane trie ane ble. 

This is the geir that cam out of ye henneschon ane Inglis trie 
ane Inglis trie vij peces brusells the remand guidis cotenant in ye 
inventar qlk ye den of gild hes receavit & Markis of yis geir 
cotenand y"" 

quinto Januarij 1583 in pntea diet or. ballivor 

Comperit Jo" scrymgeour & Interit ye mary grace cum from 
bourdeaux cotenand for Ro* kynlloch and his mcheandis 33 twn ten 
twnis. a half of vaid iij bles twa punscheonis vinaicre 2 twnis [ille- 
gible in orig.] 
ane punscheon vinacre. 
Ja^ scrymgeour tua twnis vyn. 
Jo" scrymgeour a twn & a half of vyn 
Jo" deis vyf a twn of vyn. George ogiluy 

mcheand half a twn of vyn. Ja^ Stewart tua twnis of vyn. Ja^ 
ouchterlony 7 peces of vyn. Ja^ ferrear half a twn of vyn. Alex'^ 
hay half a twn of vyn. Henry blew half a twn of vyn. W"^ haly- 
burtoun half a twn of vyn. Da^ schipard thrie peices of vyn. 
Alex^ kokburn v peice. a barrellkyn of vyn. ro* lowell thrie peice 
a barrellkyn of vyn. Michel law thrie punscheonis thrie barrellkyn 
of vyn. thrie half pokis vaid. Jo" gardin a barrellkyn & delyverit 
to ye den of gild ye Intries. 

eode"^ die eod balli. 

Comperit henry Myrtoun & Interit ye schip callit ye [blank in 
orig.] of sanctandroes cotenand 41 twnis vyn 30 pokis vaid and 
thrie bles. qlk schip is cum from burdeaux & ye den of gild hes 
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eod°^ die coram gulieluffi. stewinson Jacobi fyndlasone 
ballivus '» 

Comperit Thomas key & Interit his schip callit ye Jo^ of ye 
south ferry cotenand fiftie twnis vyn ptenand to W"^ merten 
thrie twnis to himself & cotenit in ye pticklar tiket qlk ye den of 
gild hes receavit. 

nono Jarij 83 coram Jacobi fyndlasone ballivus 

Comperit David luynd & delyverit to Alex^ Scrymgeour den of 
gild this Intrie of ye schip callit ye grace of god q^*'^ George 
striveling is mr. beand cum fra dansken cotenand aucht last iron 
thrie last iron & thrie last iron v last & ane pak of lynt and hemp, 
last of [blank in orig.] ane half last ane uythr half last^ ane last 
knapitj xxxij [illegible] & delyverit ye pticklar tiket to ye den of 
gild. 

Nono Januarij 1583 in pntia gulielmj duncane Alex^ ramsay 
ballivij et alex^ scrymgeour decani gilde 

Comperit patrik michell & Interit ye schip callit ye hairt now 
cum from burdeaux cotenand ye guidis following. To wit foure 
twn to george spens fyve twn thrie peice to Jo^ hodge ro* wedder- 
burn foure twn thrie peice W™ Duncane j twn Jo^ peirson j twn 
alex^ andersone half a twn a peice Jo^ coustoun. j twn patrik 
blew, half a twn ro* flescheor. foure twn Jo^ smyth. vj twn 
Crystorphere trael 3 twn thomas annand. tua twn Ja^ fyndlasone. 
4 twn andrew bursye. j twn wiliame drumond. j twn Jo^ gudlet. 
ane twn [blank in orig.] Off waid george spens & alex^ ramsay 
xxxij pokis. ro^ wedderburn xxiij pokis. Jo^ peirson vij pokis. 
Jo" hoge iiij pokis. archibald kyd aucht pokis. robert wedder- 
burn ix pokis. w™ duncan ij pokis. alex^ andersone 3 pokis. Ja^ 
donaldson thrie pokis. Jo^ coustoun 3 pokis. patrik blew 3 pokis. 
thomas traell 3 pokis. ro* flescher vj pokis. Ja^ fyndlasone 3 
pokis. crystorphere trael 3 pokis. andro bursye ix pokis : wiliame 
duncane 3 pokis. Off brusels patrik michell vj peice & a half tua 
peice. Jo'^ cudbert iij peice. thom^ dempster tua peice. Ja^ 
broun tua peice. con^*^* arratt tua peice. androw bursye j peice. 
d^ smal j peice. andro mores j peice. Jo" fergusone j peice. 
Ja^ melvill tua peice. w"^ sympson ij peice. & delyverit ye pticular 
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Vigesmo die mensis februarij 1583 in pns. of ye foresaid baileis 
& Alex'^ Scrymgeour den of gild 

Comperit Thomas nichole clerk of ye schip callit ye wy* angell 
& interit ye said schip now cum from burdeaux cotenand ye 
guidis following. To wit. to Ja^ auchinlek ane twn a barrelkyn. 
Alex^ wedderburn tua twn. w"^ crystie tua twn a half & a 
punscheoun of vinacre. thomas ogilvy tua twn & a half. Mr. 
Ja^ wischert vj twn & a half. Ja^ peirsone ane twn. Ja^ nichol 
foure twn thrie punscheoun twa barrelkins half a pok of vaid. 
george spens fyve twn. Thome [illegible] twa twn. Alex^ frain 
foure punscheoun a barrelkyn. Jhone were tua Twn & a half. 
Jhone fullertoun thrie twn and a punscheoun. Jhone gardin foure 
twn & a half & half a twn of vinacre. Henry pitcairne tua 
punscheouns. Henry clerk thrie punscheounis. Mr. george ker 
tua punscheouns. wiliame pilmer foure punscheouns. Patrik 
butter a punscheoun. w"^ lyndsay a punscheoun. James ker tua 
punscheounis. W"^ lochlean tua punscheounis. Robert ramsay 
aucht twn & a half, robert wedderburn tua twn. Jhone 
fyndlasone fyve twn. rob* flescheour fyve twn & of vaid thrie half 
pokis. Henry auchinlek foure punscheonis. waltir duncane thrie 
twn thrie punscheounis. Mereione valker foure punscheounis. 
petir smyth nyn punscheounis. patrik valker thrie twn. wiliame 
rollok ane punscheoun. Andro ramsay tua punscheoun. Jo" 
auchinlek ane punscheoun. thomas nichol foure punscheoun. 
d*^ smal tua twn. alex^ scot tua punscheounis. Jo" duncane v 
punscheounis tua punscheounis vinacre & half a pok of vaid. Rob* 
kynloche thrie half pokis. cristopher traell thrie half pokis. Jo" 
ramsay hes [delete in orig.] ane hunder & a half vecht. thom« 
ramsay sex punscheounis. patrik kynaird vj pokis of vaid. Summa 
iiij^^ xiij twn and the said clerk hes delyverit ye pticular tiket to 
ye den of gild. 

Vigesimo quarto februrij 1583 In pns of Ja^ fyndlasone bailie 
& Alex^ scrymgeour den of gild 

Comperit robert lyell clerk of ye schip callit ye [blank] now cum 
from Lubke [' Norrovay ' delete in orig.] & interit ye said schip 
cotenand fyve hundreth salt w* twa twn of vyn ptening thrie 
quarter & half q^^^ to waltir hay. to george mudy a q^^ and half 
a q^^^^. ro* kynloch half a q^^^^. patrik schalmer a half q^^^. Mair 
half a hundreth salt for ye Companie efeiring. And hes delyverit 
ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 



214 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Vigesimo septimo die mensis Martij 1584. In pns of alex^' ramsay 
& w°^ duncane baileis Alex^ Scrymgeour den of gild. 

Comperit Jhone small & interit ye schip callit ye falcone come 
from burdeaux cotenand sevyn twn vyn to Ja^ auchinlek. Patrick 
lyoun twa twn & a half, w"^ roUok seven punschounis. Ja^ man 
8 twn. Jhone peirsone 3 twn & a half, ro* wedderburn ane twn. ro* 
vatsone 6 twn. Jo^ smyth in perth vj twn a twn & a half pok vaid. 
Jo^ spenis a pok of vaid. Ja^ eddie vj twn & a half pok of vaid. pat- 
rik Iwyd j twn. Mereione valker twa twn. Katharene fothringhame 
ane twn twa balls vaid. d'^ Mudy a twn. Valtir forrester 2 twn a 
pmischeoun. thomas annand fyve twn. Jo°^ small thrie twn twa 
pokis vaid. Ja^ ferrear half a twn. Ja^ deis half a twn. awneris half 
a twn. robert da^sone a twn. charles fothringhame 3 twn & a 
punscheoun. viliame lessellis thrie punscheounis, 4 peice rusit. 
david Man half a twn. robert broun thrie punscheounis. J 6^ syme 
ane twn. Alester ferguson a twn. Jo^ Henry half a twn. george 
gardyn 2 twn thrie punscheounis w* a punscheoun vinacre & thrie 
half pokis vaid. Jo^ kynloche a punscheoun mair. and hes de- 
ly verit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 



Vigesimo octavo Martij 1584. in pns of Alex'^ baxter and Alex^ 
scrymgeour den of gild 

Comperit bailie forrester & Interit ye schip callit ye klinkebellis 
now cum from burdeaux cotenand x twnis vyn foure half pokis vaid 
ptening to Ja^ auchinlek to Jo^ fyndlasone thrie twnis vyn. to Henry 
baxter in cuper twa twnis v half pokis vaid. to wiliame RoUok ane 
twn j half pok vaid. to ro* fyndlasone. j twn vyn. to ro* wedder- 
burn half a twn. Ja^ goldman j twn. Alex^ annand j twn. James 
peirsone twa twn. Jhone morisone twa twn thrie half pokis vaid. 
thomas davidsone twa twn j pok vaid. david cant half a twn. 
patrik ramsay half a twn. Ja^ annand half a pok vaid. Androw 
quhyt fyve punscheounis vyn. W^ maitland v punscheounis. Henry 
baxter j twn. peter struther j twn. Jo^ spens vij half pokis vaid. 
Henry Jak thrie half pokis vaid. thomas fyf j half pok vaid. 
David colyn j twn. Valtir forrester j twn fyve half pokis vaid. 
Androw panter j twn. w™ stewart iij punscheounis. thomas ro*sone 
half a twn. Alex^ Hay half a twn. Ja^ barrie ane punscheoun. Jas 
Nichole a twn. And hes delyverit ye pticular tiket to ye den 
of gild. 



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Undecimo die mensis Maij 1584 in pns of Alex^ ramsay Alex^ 
annand & Alex'^ scrymgeour den of gild 

Comperit Alex^ barrie & interit ye schip callit ye hair cum from 
Norrovay cotenand ane hundreth deillis xvj corbells xv /do/ ruif 
sparis. twa thousand steyingis. aucht /do/ knap, iij /do/ aik sparis. 
viij cutt tymmer & hes delyverit ye pticular tiket to ye den of gild. 

[Volume blank from 11*^ May 1584 till 7*^ August 1588] 

Septimo augusti 1588 

Comperit William Linsay Mr, of ye schip callit ye thomas fra 
Norroway & enterit ye s<^ schip cotenand ye guidis eft'^ following, 
viz. ane hundreth daillis fourtene dousone of ruifF sparris xviij 
dousone of garronis & xx peic of croukit tymer & knapholt iij^* 
of corbellis of aik & sevine hundreth stevngs & rufing & ye dene of 
gild hes ressavit ye particular tiket. 

eoJem die 1588 

Comperit patrick annand In name of george crystie Mr. of ye 
schip callit ye hart and Interit ye said schip now cum fra norroway 
contenand eft^ following viz. 14 dousone & thrie daillis. 24 jeists. 
l60 of ruif sparis of aik. 40 peice of corbellis 260 gairownis 60 
knyfeiddris & crokit tymer & ye dene of gild hes ressavit ye 
particular tiket. 

Oct^o Augusti 1588 
Comperit thomas broun Mr. of ye schip callit ye [blank in orig.] 
& Interit ye s^ schip now cum from norvay cotenand ye guidis 
following, viz. sevin dousone Ruif treis xv hundreth stengis 200 
bordiig fyve dousone daillis 300 knapholt 4 aikine crokit treis. 
& ye dene of gild hes ressavit ye particular tiket. 

Comperit Johne cudbert Mr. of ye schip callit ye litle angell & 
Interit ye said schip now cum fra norrovay cotenand ye tymmer 
following, viz. ane hundreth dails xx hundreth gret steyngis twentie 
peice of aikine tymmer foure faldome birck bords threttie ruif 
sparris of aik fyve hundreth firre sparris ane dousone of Ruif 
sparris of firre ane dousone of liewne treis of firre & ye dene of 
gild hes ressavit ye pticular ticket. 

Comperit thomas flass Mr. of ye schip callit ye elspett & enterit 
ye said schip cum fra norrovay cotenand ye guidis following, ij*'/ 



216 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

daillis & ane half. ij7 knapholt. ane thousand steyngis. ij7 ruif 
sparris & ane half. w*^. iij garrownes of aik. 

Comperit David brechen Mr. of ye schip callit ye vynd & Intrit 
ye s^ schip now cum fra norrovay cotenand twa dousone of daillis 
twa dousone of gryitt pieces of aik & ij corbellis of aik ane dousone 
of ruif spar of aik twa dousone of garrownes ten peices treis ane 
thousand steyngis. . 

Comperit thomas key Mr. of ye schip callit ye thomas & Interit 
ye said schip now cum fra Danskene cotenand ye guidis follow- 
ing [delete in orig.] & geir cotenit in ane tiket qlk ye dene of gild 
hes ressavit. 

Comperit James daiss skipper of ye schip callit ye [blank in orig.] 
& Interit ye said schip now cum fra ye rochell cotenand twa quarf^^ 
& ane half salt ptening to ye awneris of ye said schip To wit 
george spenss James fyndlasoun John fudy Alex^ fleschor thomas 
watt James annand David small. 

Comperit Johne wedderburn & Interit ye schip callit ye expedi- 
tioun now cum fra Danskene cotenand ye guidis & geir cotenit 
in ane ticket qlk ye dene of gild hes ressavit. 

xxj augusti 1588 

Comperit Jo^ Lowell Mr. of ye schip callit ye huik & Interit ye 
s*^ schip now cum fra norrovay cotenand ane hundreth pece of aik 
gryitt & small sex hundreth daillis foure thousand steyngis twentie 
hundreth knapholt twa hundreth Ruif sparris fyrre twa thousand 
trene naillis thrie fir maistis & ye dene of gild hes [sic]. 

xxij Augusti 1588 
Comperit Johne strathauchine clerk of ye schip callit ye Lyoun 
& Interit ye said ship cum fra spayne cotenand ye guidis following, 
viz. george spenss & James maw skipper, twa twn & ane half. 
William vricht & James abernethy twa twn. Anth. halyburtoun & 
Jo" strathauchine twa twn. David ostlaire & James galloway ane 
twn. david hereiss & david ratray ane twn & ane half, michael 
balfour & J^ Cameron ane twn. Jo^ hamiltoun & Jo° gest ane twn. 
Alex'^ Ramsay & rob^ patersone ane twn. patrik rugh & Ro* hird 
elder ane twn. Item ane hundreth stane of stick waid ptening to 
rob* davidson in abirdene. Item to Jo'^ heborn twa poks of waid. 

Eodem die 
Comperit Thomas Mure clerk of ye schip callit ye new angell & 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 217 

Interit ye said schip now cum fra ye Rochell cotenand In hir thrie 
hundreth salt ptening to ye awneris of ye said schip. 

xxiij augusti 1588 

Comperit Alex'' scott Mr. of ye schip callit ye grace of god & 
Interit ye said schip now come fra norrovay cotenand In hir thrie 
hundreth & fyve dousone daillis viij dousone of tymmer twentie 
strappis ane hundreth vndergirths of aik fvye dousone of crockit 
tymmer ane thousand steyngis thrie small maistis. 

vigesimo septimo augusti 1588 

Comperit David Collene Mr of ye schip callit ye James & Interit 
ye said schip now cum fra Danskene cotenand ye gudis following, 
viz. To Robert kynlock viij schip lib lynt. vj schip lib hemp. 
Robert fyndlasoun ane schip lib lynt. v lastis lit. Cristian carmanow 
foure schip lib & ane half hemp. Alex^ Ramsay xvj lastis lit lynt. 
Katheren doig xiij lastis lit lynt. James ade ane schip lib lit. thrie 
lastis lit lynt. william annand xv lastis lit for lynt. Androw 
walker foure schip lib lynt. viij lastis lit. hemp. Androw flescheour 
iiij lib lynt. william sympson viij lastis lit lynt. thomas myln of 
elgyn iiij schip lib lynt. iiij of hemp. Thomas auchinlek vij schip 
lib lynt. vj of hemp. David allane & his company viij schip lib 
lynt. Waltir rollok ane schip lib & ane half of lynt. Thomas Jak 
ane last lynt. 

The qlk day comperit David lind maister of ye schip callit ye 
dragon & Interit ye s^ schip now cum fra Danskene cotenand ye 
guidis following viz. Andro Mathew thrie last of lynt as iron & wax. 
Jo'^ Ratray foure last lynt as iron & coperiss. Ro* boyter foure last 
lynt as iron & coperiss. Jo^ maill ane last & ane half. Thomas 
bowar ane last & half ane last. Androw arnot viij last, william 
andersoun ane half last. Ro*^ powry Twa last, barron broun twa 
last. Androw donaldsoun ane last & ane half, ye skipper twa 
last & ye dene of gild hes ressavit ye pticular ticket. 

xxviij augusti 1588 

Comperit Denniss Cuyvee Mr of ane douch schip callit ye [blank 
in orig.] & Interit ye s^ schip now cum fra Danskene cotenand ye 
guidis following, viz. To george mathew thrie last of aiss. 4 last 
10 ble of pik. half ane last & ane quarf^ lynt. 12 schip lib. [sic] 

The qlk day coperit Alex^ Duncane ane of ye awneris of ye 



218 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

schip callit ye egle & Interit ye s^ schip now cum fra Londoun 
eotenand ye guidis following, viz. ij^/ stane of woll ptenand to 
James Scrymgeour & Androw Walker, viij^/ barkit scheip skinnis 
ptenand to Alex^ Duncane. ane half hundreth woll. ane half last 
of calloun. [?] sic subscribitur Alex^ Duncane w* my hand. 

iij Septemb. 1588 

the qlk day coperit w°^ Rollok skipper of ye crear callit [blank 
in orig.] & Interit ye s*^ schip now cum fra norrovay eotenand ye 
guidis following, viz. fyve thousand grit steyingis for ruifingis 
mccc daillis mcc Ruif sparris of fyrr. xl peice of aik vj*^®steyingis 
iij treis of yew. 

The qlk day [sic] cudbert Lyn Mr. of ye schip callit ye klinkbellis 
& Interit ye s^ schip now cum fra norrovay eotenand ye guidis 
following, sevine ^/ & ane half of daillis ane thousand steyingis. 

secundo januarij 1588 

comperit henrie baxter Mr. of ye schip callit ye glessie & enterit 
ye s*^ schip now cum fra ye lyillis eotenand the guidis following 
viz. to Will duncan 27 barrell. Andro michell 27 barrell. James 
donaldsoun 4 last 6 bfle. James goldman 27 barell. patrick 
boyis 27 barrell. henrie baxter 27 barrell. williame forester 27 
barrell. Andro blak 12 barrell. Johne Roger 2 barrell ane half. 
James bursie a brell ane half, george foullis thrie bfell. william 
flescheor vij barrell ane half, alex^ fithe iij barrell. david pryid 
thrie barrell. william fyiff 3 barrell. J^ kynloch thrie barrell. 
alex'^ smith thrie barrell ane half, david methven 3 brell ane half. 
David schipherd thrie bfell. sic subscrib. hen. baxter. 

quarto januarij 1588 

comperit David allane Mr of ye schip callit ye James & enterit 
ye s^ schip now come fra ye nor iyllis eotenand ye guidis following 
viz. Ro* flescheor four lastis. Ro* kynloch iiij lastis. Thomas 
auchinlek xiiij bfell. Richard clerk ix bfell. george streveling 
ix b. w™ symsoun xviij barrell. David allane xxviij b. henrie 
clerk XX b. ye awneris of ye uniquorn xxvij btl. James brichine 
iiij bfell. sic subscrib. David Allane. w* my hand. 

7 Januarij 1588 

Comperit andro panter Mr of ye schip callit ye [blank in 
orig.] & enterit ye s^ crear now cum fra ye nor Iyllis eotenand 



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ye guidis following, viz. george spenss 2 last 3 b. It™ mair ye 
s^ george & Alex' Ramesay ane last of hering 6 barrellis of salt. 
Alex' Ramesay 2 last 3 h. David lundy 2 last 3 h. george 
mitchell 2 last 3 h. Jo^ fullertoun 2 last 3 b. william walker 
6 b. Mr. Jo^ mercir 9 B. david small 4 b. george striveling 4 b. 
James forrester 6 Ble. pef^ wedderburn ane last 6 b. Jo^ wedder- 
burn ane last 3 b. andro parck ane last 6 barell. Williame lesellis 
6 b. sic subscribitur andro panter w* my hand. 

decimo Januarij 1588 

Comperit patrik michaell Mr of ye ship callit ye princess & 
enterit ye said ship now fra burdeaux cotenand ye guidis eftir 
mentionat. viz. to william Rollok twa twn, ane pok waid. alex' 
duncane fyve twn. andro walker fyve twn ane half & ane pok 
of waid. Thomas auchinlek ane twne, iij pokis waid. Johne 
fullertoun foure peis of wyne. david wedderburn ane twn. george 
mathew ane twn of wyne and twa pokis of waid. Robert smyth 
twentie twa pokis of waid. Patrik michaell ane twn of wyn. 
Ro* wedderburn eldare foure pokis waid. Jhone fyndlasoun 
foure twnis vyne, 5 pokis waid. Johne peirsone twa twnis ane 
punscheoun. Ro* wedderburn half a twn thrie pokis of waid. 
patrik Lyne ane twn wyn 3 pokis waid. williame huid ane twn 
wyn 6 pokis waid. david zeaman 6 pokis waid. patrik andersoun 
6 pokis waid. ri chart clerk 4 pokis waid. Alex'^ alexander 2 pokis 
waid. gilbert gardyn 2 peice wyne, 3 pokis waid. waltir duncane 
3 peic of wyn 3 pokis waid. george stevinsoun half twn wyne. 
Thomas blair ane twn wyne 2 pokis waid. Ro* Ro*soun thrie 
peice wyne 3 pokis waid. thomas Ro*^soun half twn wyn. David 
thayne half twn wyn. gilbert treall half twn wyn. w"* haly- 
burtoun 3 punscheonis wyne. 3 pokis waid. henry [blank in 
orig.] ane pok waid ane punscheon wyn. Ro* broun half twn. 
j twn. the mercheandis of perth 27 twn of waid & wyn. sic 
subscribitur patrik michaell w** my hand. 

14 Januarij 1588 

Comperit william wricht Mr. of ye schip callit ye egle & enterit 
ye s^ schip now cum fra flanderis cotenand ye guidis following 
viz. Ro* mudy foure last of seap, iij treis of alme twa romaney 
boitis & inglis treis twa crane 2 creillis and ane keist of glaiss 
mair ane bowthe keist. Twa hundreth taikil. David zeaman 
viij barrellis of seip & iij barrell. Twa Romaney boitis Twa 



220 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

pokis of hemp ane ball of maydr iiij Ingellis treis ane creill of 
pames. w"^ goldman for his fayther & utheris quhom he hes to do 
w* ij punseheonis ij crane creills iij Inglis treis ij peic of brisset 
iiij hunder tackill ij last soip Johne ogilvie vj Inglis treis vij 
barrellis soip. henrie coustoun iij punseheonis viij bfellis of soip 
ij crane creilHs and Inglis treis. w"^ donaldsoun for his maister & 
utheris quhom he hes to do w* vij bfellis of soip & Romany boit 
w* ane punscheoun ane Inglis trie ane paket of hemp ane peic of 
brussell Twa hundreth taikell ane half keist of glaiss. Item 
ptening to ye schip & cumpanie thrie barrell half soip. sic 
subscribitur william wricht w*^ my hand. 

15 Januarij 1588 

The qlk day comperit John Cudbert Mr of ye schip callit ye 
engill & enterit ye s^ schip now cum fra ye nor lyillis cotenand 
ye guidis following, viz. thomas bowar twa last iij brell. patrik 
zordy xxij brell. Jo^ meill ix brell. afith halyburtoun iiij bfell 
ane half. Johne Cudbert iiij last ane half. Alex'^ Jak xx brell. 
James fothringhame xviij barrell. george boyter ix brell. thomas 
fleschour iiij bfell half. Robert wedderburn ix barrell. Summa 
xiiij last ix brell. Item Alex'^ Cudbert In Inverness thrie paket 
skynis ane bfell. quhuilk spect maire of swm ij last iij bfell. sic 
subscributer Jo^ Cudbert w* my hand. 

15 Januarij 1588. 
Comperit Alex^' hoig in name of patrik boyis Mr. of ye schip callit 
ye andro & enterit ye s^ schip now cum fra ye nor lyillis cotenand 
ye guidis following viz Johne Lowell xvj bfell James bowar xvj 
barrell. James myln xvj barrell. David Ro^soun viij bfell. thomas 
fleschour viij barrel, patrik boyis ye awnir xxxij barrell. Alex^ 
hoig xxxij barrell. Item of hering xxxv barrell. mair of keilling 
iiij barrell sic subscribitur Alex^ hoig w*- my hand. 

[4> Februarij 1588 

Comperit david smairt Mr. of ye schip callit ye David & 
enterit ye s*^ schip cum fra ye north lyillis cotenand ye guidis 
following viz. Jo'^ hodg ix last vj bfell w"^ hay v barrell. andro 
fothringam v barrell. David smairt iiij last ix barrell. Alex'^ 
Renkene v barrell. Item to ye schip & his co. iij last ix barrell. 
sic subscribitur David smairt w* my hand. 

The qlk day comperit Johne fotheringham Mr. of ye crear callit 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 221 

ye [blank in orig.] & enterit ye s** crear now cum fra flanders 
cotenand ye guidis following. Item to Ro* smyth 2 last of seip 
3 Inglis treiss Twa punschoins. David Mudy 18 barrell seip Thrie 
Inglis treiss Twa punschoins. Ane pak hemp Item ane Romaine 
trie ane quhy t pyp 1 8 peis brissell. Robert bultie 2 last seip twa 
quhyt treiss ane Romaine trie, ane pak hemp. 12 peces of brissell 
ane ball mader Alex^ Jak iiij barrell seip ane quhyt trie 2 coverit 
creills Item ane pak of hemp ane pok. Item ane punschoin ane bf el 
ane ball mader. The geir of perth 4 Inglis treiss ane ball mader 
ane bf ell w* panis 6 pokis brissell 2 quhyt treiss ane pak of hemp 
Twa last seip. The geir of edinbur** 20 barrell seip. Johne schewan 
foure barrell seip 4 Inglis treiss ane punschoin ane pak. Item 
ptening to David mudy & Jo^ schewan 3 tubis seip ane creill 
w* panis 20 pece figis. sic subscribitur Jo^ fotheringham w*^ my 
hand. 

Comperit andro panter Mr. of ye schip callit ye James & enterit 
ye s^ schip now cum fra deip cotenand ye gudis following. Item 
thrie doussine iron peicis twa balls of sma waid ptenand to androw 
In St Johnstoun Item ane ball of sma waid of D^ meathies. Item 
14 barell of plumdames To Alex'^ ramesay. Item Johne maill 
12 barrell plumdames Johne Traill 2 cradillis of glass. Item 
to W"^ petrie in Montrose j half barell plumdames. Item to 
David sibbald ane ball of cork Alex^ Ramesay iij cradillis of 
glass. Item to Jo'^ maill 2 punschoin of win androw panter 3 half 
bfell plumdames. 

Comperit henrie patersoun Mr. of ye [ms. torn] ... in ye 
south ferric & enterit ye s<^ schip now cum fra ye iyillis cotenand 
ye guidis following. Item xij lastis iiij brellis ptening to ye 
awneris & pairtenirs. Item ptening to thomas cok burgess of 
perth j bfell ulie j b hering & ane half w* ane half bfell 
butter. 

Comperit James erskyn Mr. of ye dragoun & enterit ye said 
schip now cum fra ye Rochell twa hundreth & ane quarter calk 
twa hundert. ye awneris of ye schip ar purposit be ye grace of god 
to Danskene or queresoevir gif ye cumpane Requyris ye furingis 
or gif ony quantitie be reseavit be ye awneris ye cumpane & 
awneris sail pay according to utheris count, sic subscribitur 
erskyn Mr. 

Comperit James patersoun Mr. of ye crear in ye ferrie callit 
ye James & enterit ye s<^ schip now fra ye Iyillis cotenand ye guidis 



222 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

following viz ptening to ye mercheandis xviij. last & ten brell of 
hering packing & bailing x bdles hyiddis ptenining to thomas 
cok sic subscribitur James Patersoun. 

Comperit Thomas gardyn Mr. of ye schip callit ye grace of god 
& enterit ye s^ schip now cum fra Ingland cotenand ye guidis 
following. Item ptening to patrik andersoun, thomas gardyn, 
thomas doig, fargus makmillan. iij fiddes of leid iij gryitt load 
of bark to J^. bowar ane pak of clay th ptening to petir clayhillis 
sic subscribitur w*^ my hand. Thomas gardyn. 

Comperit W"^ ritche Mr. of ye bark thomas & enterit ye s^ 
crear now fra ye lyillis cotening ye guidis following viz 13 last 
ptening to W"^ clayhillis. petir man. thomas smyth, W"^ Ritchie, 
george duncan, & David smairt, awneris of ye said schip. sic 
subscribitur William Ritche skipper. 

Comperit edvard broun & enterit ye crear of pittenwem now 
cum fra ye lyillis cotenand ye guidis following. Item nyn last & 
ix brell hering mair of butter & ulie viij bfell ptening to patrik 
lyoun, patrik andersoun, Jo" lowell, & piter man. sic subscribitur 
edvard broun. 

Comperit James knycht Mr. of ye prow inyess & enterit ye 
s*^ schip now cum fra ye lyillis cotenand ye guidis following. 
Item ptening to george R*soun xxxiiij bfel. david smairt xxxij 
bfel, James nicole xvj barrell, Mais^ fargusoun xvj bfell, James 
bathie viij bfell halbert stewart xvj barrell Item of ye schippes 
cumpanie thrie last & thrie bfell. Item pitter rolland xiiij bfellis 
sic subscribitur James knycht. 

xvij Merche 1588^ 
Comperit Mr. Jo" moncur Mr. of ye schip callit ye grace of 
god & enterit ye said schip now cum fra ye lyillis cotening 
The guidis following viz xiiij lastis hering ptening to Jo" peirsoun, 
Ro* smyth, Mr. Jo'^ moncur, & merhone small, sic subscribitur 
Mr. Jo" moncur. 

Comperit James demster & enterit ye schip callit ye mergrat 
now cum fra ye nor* lyillis cotening ye following viz xx lastis. 
sex barrell hering Q'^of wes stentit in ye stanehavn ane half last 
for furnessing of ye cumpaneis victuallis The childer hes of portaig 
thrie last & ane half ye rest appertenis to ye awneris M^ & 
mercheandis & maryneris. 

1 The entries are not dated between 17th March 1588 and 17th Nov. 1589. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 223 

Comperit Johne Rollok & enterit ye schip callit ye grace of god 
Q^'of Jo^ rogir is maisf^ fra lichtoun cotenand xxiiij lastis hering 
ptening to W"^ rollok, Androw matthew, Alex'^ Scot, Valter 
lichtoun. 

Comperit W"^ spink Mr. of ye auld engillis & enterit ye s^ 
schip now cum fra ye nor* lyillis cotening xvj lastis of hering 
Q^of Oliver powrie hes vj lastis. 

Comperit Ro* broun Mr. of ye Thomas & enterit ye s^ ship 
now cum fra ye lyillis cotening ye guidis following. Q'^of ye 
haill extendis to xiiij last ptening to william and Jo^ bursie, James 
bowar, David mudie, Ro* broun. 

Comperit [blank in orig.] Mr. of James kennadys crear & enterit 
ye s*^ crear now cum fra ye nor* lyillis cotening ye guidis following 
viz. ix lastis hering Q'^of is of portaig xx barrell & 6 yew headis 7 
last 2 b. of the qlk 7 last twa barrell ptenis to w^ perssie 8 bf ell 
Androw kennady 28 bfell w"^ peitt 8 b. patrik andersoun 20 b. Jo^ 
Stewart 30 b. summa 7 lastis 2 brell 

Comperit James man & enterit ye schip callit ye [blank in orig.] 
cotening ye guidis following viz ix twn of win ptening to James 
man Thomas clayhillis, & Ro* Jak 

Comperit george boyter Mr. of ye schip callit ye smairt cotening 
xxx last beir & j lib of iron & of all geir y* appertanis to M'^ & ye 
childer ij lastis beir sic subscribitur george boyter w* my hand. 

Comperit Johne Cudbart Mr. of ye schip callit ye engill & 
enterit ye said schip now cum fra Dansken cotening the guidis 
following, viz. v do. & viij pottis ptening to Alex^ Jak. Item v d & 
viij pottis ptening to James Scrymgeour. Item appertening to 
William Richardsoun ij d pottis. Item to Jo^ Jak v dousine pottis. 
To androw Johnesoun iij d. pottis. to thomas flass vj pottis to Johne 
peirsoun half bfell plumdames. To David lyil vj pottis. Item to 
James Alexander half bfell plumdames. sic subscribitur Jo" 
Cudbart w* my hand. 

Comperit pitter smyth & enterit ye schip callit ye cant now cum 
fra burdeaux contening ye guidis following viz. To James flescheour 
& his mercheandis xij twnis wyn & ten pokis waid. Item to 
androw bursie ix twnis wyn xlvj pokis waid. Mr. johne andersoun 
foure twnis wyn fiftie pokis waid. James annand thrie twnis wyn 
twa pokis waid. pitter smyth twa twnis wyn ane pok waid. george 
spenss thrie twnis ane half of wyn ane pock of waid. pa* zeman x 
pokis waid. James fyndlasoun foure twnis wyn thrie pokis waid. 



224 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Ro* bultie ane twn wyn thrie pokis vaid. David Small ane twn 
wyn & twa pokis waid. Johne zeman x pokis waid. James brown 
ane twn wyn. tho^ henrie ane twn wyne ane pock waid. david 
cryistie half ane twn wyn. Johne waitt twa twnis wyn twa pokis 
waid sic subscribitur pitter smyth. 

Comperit Thomas mow & enterit ye schip callit ye angill now 
cum fra burdeaux cotening the guidis following viz. David sibbald 
merchant burgess in perth xxviij twn wyn & ane twn vinagir. 
Ja^ man vj^^ & vij pokis. Item ane bfell of pik. Item James ker 
twa twn wyn. Johne peirsoun twa twn wyn ane pok vaid. w"^ Rig 
twa twn wyn. Richard Clerk ane twn wyn ane pok vaid. william 
huid ane twn & ane half ane pock vaid. thomas auchinlek half 
ane twn of wyn ane pock vaid. george spenss ane twn of wyn. 
Alex^ Ramesay ane twn wyn. Androw walker twa twn wyn. 
James mow twa twn wyn. Thomas davidsoun thrie punscheonis 
wyn. Jo^ Jak half ane twn ane pok vaid. Jo" fyndlasoun xvj 
pokis vaid. W™ duncan foure pokis vaid. James goldman foure 
pokis vaid. W"^ walker twa pokis vaid. patrik ramesay iij pokis. 
Alex^ collin ane pok vaid. Jonet andersoun ane pok. James 
annand twa pokis vaid. 

Comperit androw gawis and enterit his schip now fra crailsound 
w* the gudis efterfoUowing Alex^ rynd twa last the skipper twa 
last beir 

Comperit William Lyndsay and enterit ye schip callit the 
thomas now fra norroway w* the gudes and geir efter following 
and appertening to the awneiris of the schip seven thousand 
steingis twentie aucht dussen of sawen timber and foure dussone 
of dellis, Twa hunder knapport and fyve dussone of aiken Sparr. 

Comperit thomas dempster and enterit the schip callit the 
mariegrace now owt of norroway w*^ the gudes efterfoUowing viz. 
200 dellis w*^ 200 ruif Spar of fir, w* 1000 steing, w* sum knopeit 
and four Littill Aikin corballis, pertening to patrick Kinnaird, 
Robert Watsone, patrik schalmer patrik Ramsay and the M^. 

Comperit magnus brown and enterit the schip callit the andro 
w* the gudes and geir efterfoUowing in the first iij thowsand 
steingis ane half mair of rewf tymmer ane hunder mair viij dussone 
of dellis. 

Comperit thomas gardyn and enterit the schip callit the 
mergerit w* the gudis and geir efterfoUowing In the first xliij 
ballis bark mair four steins of leid 



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Comperit David collein and \sic] the schip callit the Jonas now owt 
of norroway In the first xxv dussone of sawen tymmer mair ane 
hunder and ane half of delis twa thowsand steingis twa hunder 
knapholt sex corbellis ane dussone of garronis. 

Comperit george Duncane and enterit the schip callit the 
meregalland now frome burdeaux In the first Androw Walker 28 
twnis wyn Jhone Lowell w* his perteneris 28 twnis William man 
ane punscheoun Robert Smyth ane punscheoun patrik schalmer 1 
twn 3 punscheounis. george Duncane ane twn thre punscheounis 
Dennes gamle thre punscheounis thomas Auchinlek 2 puncheounis 
williame riche 1 tun Jhone fuUertoun ane tun williame pait ane 
tun 4 pecies of roset. Jhone Jak thre puncheounis twa pecies roset. 
Wat Annand 1 tun Williame Lochmalowny twa puncheounis. 
piter craig twa puncheonis. george Jak twa puncheonis. Jhone 
Williamsone twa puncheonis philip chalmeris ane puncheon Johne 
Leslie 1 puncheon 4 barfls. Jeramie strachin and his father 6 
puncheonis. 

Comperit [blank in orig.] and enterit the schip callit ye thomas 
w*^ ye gudes and geir efterfollowing in ye first iij hunder sawen 
tymmer sex hunder knapholt ane thowsand steings fowr dussone 
of garronis xl dellis 

Comperit Jhone Lowsone and enterit ane crear of Anster w* the 
gudes efterfollowing. Item in the first x tun of beir ane trunk of 
thomas Gray's. Item ten peissis of flenders mair of Jhone Wedder- 
burns thre peissis mair ane barrell of mantillis and foure dussone 
of aill w* sum uther provisione. To my Lord gray's houss ane 
trunk of Robert halis twa dussone of cairdis. 

Comperit Williame peit and enterit the schip callit the mere- 
galland now out of rochell w* ye gudes and geir efterfollowing. 
the haill salt extendis to thre hunder salt the maist appertenis to 
The awneris and cumpany williame man, piter Clayhillis, george 
duncane, Jhone Jak, williame reitche, elder, and younger, Jhone 
strathauchin dennies gamle, patrik schalmer. 

Comperit Jhone wedderbume and enterit the schip callit ye 
James now out of danskein w* ye gudes and geir efterfollowing, in 
ye first piter man and his pterneris 100 spruiss staine of takill 
mair of pik 4 br mair of vaid tua schip pund mair of lynt 20 spruiss 
staine mair of saip 7 br. mair of alme 1 bf. Jhone Stewart of takill 
hes 65 spruiss staine. mair Thomas Auchinlek hes of takill ix 
spruiss staine. Jhone Jak hes of takill 14 spruiss staine. george 

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226 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

strivling of takill hes 9 spruiss staine James car of seip hes 1 bf . 
williame Lochmalowny hes of seip ane br. and of Lynt 5 spruiss 
staine. andro kinnaird hes of wax ane schip pund andro panter hes 
of Lynt 12 spruiss staine. Jhone wedderburn hes of Lynt 16 spruiss 
staine. mair of seip ane br. ane half, mair of takill 20 staine. 
thomas bowar of seip 1 bf. and ane half, the cumpany hes of swed. 
Irone 4 br. mair for ye awneris of knapholt thre small hunder, 

Comperit thomas gardyne and enterit the crear caUit ye mere- 
grate now frome noraway w^ the gudes and geir efterfollowing. 
In the first tua hunder deillis mair half ane ruif tymmer of fir four 
doussone of garronis of aik mair sex hunder steingis mair ane 
hunder knappairt. 

Comperit magnus brown and enterit the crear callit ye andro 
w^ ye gudes and geir efter following in the first twa hunder and 
ane half of ruif tymmer thrie thowsand steyngis and ane half, twa 
hunder of aiken spaileis. 

Comperit thomas dempster and enterit the crear callit ye mer- 
gret now frome noraway w^ ye gudes and geir efter following, 
imprimis of ruif sparris 300 of deillis ane hunder of steyngis 3000 
of knapholt 200. 

Comperit Jhone Jak and enterit the schip callit ye meregrate 
now frome noraway w* the gudes and geir efterfollowing. imprimis 
tua dussone twelf ellis and iij dussone and ane half corbellis ane 
dussone of dubbill ruif sparis and fyve dussone of ruif sparis and 
twentie dussone garronis and thre dussone deillis thre hunder and 
ane half steyngis. 

Comperit Jhone strathauchin [sic] and the schip callit ye lyoun 
now from Rochell w* the gudes and geir efterfollowing imprimis 
four hunder salt of St. mertenis mett. 

Comperit thomas flass and enterit the schip callit the hund now 
frome noraway imprimis 1. ruif sparis xv hunder steyngis sex 
assingaris [?] knapholt v scoir. 

Comperit James Reinkein [sic] and the schip callit the pelecant 
now frome Rochell w*^ ye gudis and geir efterfollowing imprimis 
300 ane quarter and sex setteris [?] belongand to the awneris and 
cumpanie. 

Comperit James knicht maister of ye schip callit ye princeiss 
contening ye gudes following imprimis of gaid lyrne threttie bf iij 
bf. of aiss. iij last of pik and tar. thre quarteris of ane last of Lynt. 
four bf . ane half of seip tua coipper cattellis ane trei of coipres thre 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 227 

littill pakits of woll. mair david mortemer ane trei of aim ane uther 
of copres mair ane set.^ of pewther. nyn bf. of aiss. tua schip pund of 
lyrne help tewch. david gipsone and Alex'" vannen ane last of 
gaid lyrne x bf . of oisment lyrone ane last of aiss ane last of hemp 
tua last of pik and Tar tua sentrellis of pulder mair James ander- 
sone of ane and twenty bf . of peis thre bf. of seip. sex gryt bf . of 
tar tua bf. of gaid lyrone. mair James knicht iiij bf. of peis iij bf . 
of aiss. mair Allaster fargisone half ane last of gaid lyrone acht 
bf . of aiss for him and his doeris. mair James abircromie ij bf . of 
aiss. iij bf . of lyrone. mair thomas turpe iij bf . of aiss. tua bf. of 
lyrone. ij bf . of pik. Ritchert blyth ane bf. of oismont lyrone tua 
bf . of pick. 

Comperit David Curror and enterit and enterit [sic] the schip 
callit knudsone now frome noraway gudes and geir eft erf oil owing 
imprimis sex hundreth dellis thre hunder and ane half ruif tymmer 
thre thowsand Steingis tua hunder bow steingis ane half hunder 
knapholt tua faldome burnewod. 

Comperit Jhone Stewart and [sic] his schip frome noraway w^ ye 
gudes efterfollowing 20 stalffis of 20 futtis 12 ellis 3 ellis 4> ellis 12 
ellis 24 of 8 ellis l6 of 7 ellis 10 of 6 ellis 4 of ruif spar 36 of garronis 
24 croukit timmer 20 of knapholt 10 of portagy stalffis. 

Comperit alex^ Cant and [sic] the schip callit the nichtingall now 
frome noraway w*^ the gudes and geir efter following, imprimis 4 
hunder dellis quhairof ane hunder appertenis to the schilder 3 scoir 
plankis ane hundreth of sawine tymer doubbill and singill sparis 
thre thowsand Steingis twentie peis of aiken tymer thre dussone 
crukit tymer to ye schip four scoir burnewod ane peiss of birk. 

Comperit Alex'" makie and enterit the schip callit the Jhone w^ 
the geir efterfollowing now frome Noraway. Imprimis 4 hunder 
and four dussone of dellis thre hunder and thre dussone of ruif 
Spar, mair fyve dussone of garronis four thowsand steingis. 

Comperit Richard elder and enterit the schip callit the margrat 
now frome noraway w*^ the gudes efterfollowing ane hundreth 
deillis and xxx, ane hunder ruif spar four thowsand steingis ane 
hunder bittis of aik. 

Comperit David colling and enterit the schip callit the Thomas 
now frome noraway w*^ ye gudes and geir efterfollowing 20 corbellis 
ane thowsand skowes 2 hunder knapholt 4 thowsand steingis ane 
dussone of dellis. 



^ Set. or sentrell of pewter. 



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Comperit Mr. Jhone moncur and enterit his schip callit the grace 
of god now frome Stockolmn w^ the gudes and geir efterfollowing. 
James auchinlek iij lastis ten bf. of oisment jrone mair ane thrid 
of tua schip pund of copper cattellis mair ten schip pund of gaid 
lyrone. mair to Jhone peirsone tua lastis ten br. half a thrid of 
copper cattellis half a thrid of ten schip pundis gaid Irone mair 
Robert Smyth achtein br. lyrone ane quarter of a thrid of ten schip 
pundis copper cattellis mair ane quarter of thrid often schip pundis 
gaid lyrone mair to margret small xxj bf . lyrone j quarter of a thrid 
of tua schip pundis copper cattellis j quarter of a thrid ten schip 
pundis gaid lyrone Mr. Jhone moncur iiij lastis and one half oismont 
lyrone ane thrid of tua schip pundis copper cattellis ane thrid of 
ten schip pundis gaid lyrone ane last of tar James Goldman half 
last of oismont lyrone. 

Decimo septimo nowembris 1589 

Comperit david coustone and enterit the schip callit ye princeiss 
now cum fra burdeaux contening ye gudis following Imprimis 
Andro ra marchant hes 18 twnis thre punscheon vyn 22 pokis waid 
mair Alex^' Andersone hes 10 twnis 4 pokis vaid mair Alex^ duncane 
hes 12 twnis wyn 27 pokis of waid mair patrik Lyne hes sex twnis 
wyn mair patrik michell hes 6 twnis and ane half mair williame 
halyburtoune hes 2 twnis ane peis mair Rich^ coping ane twn mair 
Alex^ cokburne ane twn mair Andro Jakis wyfe ane twn mair 
williame richertsone 2 pokis waid Andro Auchinlek ane twn wyn 
James gardin half a tun david meffen half ane tun James ferrear 
ane tun James Scrymgeour half ane tun david thein half ane tun 
george stewinsone ane tun william Lochmalowny ane peis Andro 
geiddy 3 peis thomas heres half ane tun. 

Comperit Alex^ makie and enterit the schip callit the Jhone 
now from norraway w^ the gudes and geir efterfollowing. Imprimis 
13 thowsand steingis twa hundert knapholt fourtein br. of nuttis 
[blank in orig.] of dellis [blank in orig.] of ruif sparis 

Comperit williame peirsoun and enterit ane crear of pittenweem 
from noraway w^ the gudes and geir efterfollowing. ij hunder 
dellis 10^ knapholt 10 hunder steingis xlv bundis of lynt four 
dussone of portag dellis. 

Comperit david Jak and enterit the schip callit the James now 
from campveir w^ the gudes and geir efterfollowing. David Jak 
XX tunis of Aples and Ingonis mair fowr tunis of uther varis 



[The Second Volume of the Shipping Lists begins here] 

The Biiik of ye entresis of Schippis arryvand at ye 
port and Heavin of Dundie Begun in ye moneth /oi. i». 
of March Anno D^^ 1612. 



Vigesimo primo die mensis Martii anno dni l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Johne Rollok Maister of ye schip callit ye 
pelicane of Dundie and enterit ye said schip laitlie cum from 
burdeaux laidnit w* ye gudis & geir eftermentioned ptening to ye 
personis efter specefeit Imprimis to Johne adie burgess of perth 
nyne twnis half twn burdesaux wyne. Item tua twnis vinagir 
twelff pokis wayid. Twa pyppis of plumdamess. Item to Johne 
Corbett xj tunnis wyne. Item to thomas goldman aucht twnis 
ane punscheoun wyne. Item to James young twa twnis half twn 
wyne mair ane pyip & half pyip plumdamess and fyve hundreth 
Roset. Item to Jo^ Rollok 3 twnis wyne half pyip plumdamess. 
Item to Alex^ Gray fyve punscheounis wyne. 



Vigesimo primo die mensis Aprilis Anno D"^ l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Robert Levingstoun traveller In germanie 
and enterit his schip callit ye dow of Grippiswald Laitlie cum 
from Crailsound cotenand xxxiiij lastis of drinking dutche beir 
fyve bollis peyis sex bf ellis mittis [?] appertening to himselff and 
utheris his collegis all vnfremen. 

Vigesimo septimo die Aprilis Anno D"i l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit Andro Abircrombie Maister of ane schip 
of yis bur* callit ye fox laitlie cum from burdeaux laidnit w*^ ye 
wynis and vther gudes following ptening to ye psonis efterspecefiet 
viz. xxi tunis wyne & xl pokis wayid ptening to Andro flescher 
j twn wyne xxv pokis wayd ptening to Andro boyture. viij pokis 
wayid half tun wyne ptening to Ja^ boyture vj pokis wayid half 
tun wyne ptening to Alex^' Duncane viij tunis half wyne and xx 
pokis wayid ptening to ye said andro abircrombie. Nyne tunis 
half wyne vj pokis wayid ptening to george stevinsoune vj tunis 



Pelican 



dow 
grippiswald 



fox 



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3 peic wyne ptening to henrie guthrie vij tunis j punscheoun 
wyne ptening to Alex'^ Watsoun w* vj pokis wayid. James Cokburn 

4 tunis wyne ix half pokis wayid Andro beatie of Montroiss 14 
pokis wayid. 

fol. lb. Vigesimo octavo die mensis Aprilis anno l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit William kynloeh Maister of ye schip callit 
ye William of Dundie And enterit his said schip laitlie cum from 
William Rowan in fraunce laidnit w* pettie cairdis brissell Games and uther 
ye lyik frensche wairis All appertening to James boyture Robert 
Clayhillis Alex'' Edvard James Watsoun Valter Renkyne. Thomas 
auchinlek David schewan Johne Meldrum Alex^ Roiss David 
Rollok W™ kynnereis Thomas Crombie ye said William kynloeh 
all fremen Inhabitantis of ye said bur*. 

Decimo nono die Junij anno d°^ l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit James Man mercheand and enterit ane 

encasan schip of encasand Laitlie cum from Danskyne Laident w* Iron 

Wynescott knapholt And utheris Danskyne waris ptening to 

Robert Clayhillis ye said James Man and utheris fremen and 

gild brether of ye said bur^ 

The sam day Comperit Johne Rollok Maister of ane schip of 

pelican ye bur* of Dundie callit ye Pelicane laitlie cum from Norroway 

and enterit ye said schip contenand [blank in orig.] deillis ane 

thousand girt steyingis aucht faldomis of Burnewod ptening to ye 

awneris of ye said schip fremen of ye said bur*. 

Vigesmo primo Junij l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Andro painter Maister of ye schip callit 
ye Piter laitlie cum from burdeaux cotenand ye particular gudis 
following ptening to ye psonis underwritten viz. xv tunis half wyne 
piter ptening to and^ Cowy thrie tunnis wyne ptening to thomas 

broddy Johne Admesone in St Andrews 9 tun j pece wyn. James 
findlasone thrie pece wyn Johne tyrie j pece Robert forrester j pece 
wyn j pece vinagre Johne wricht 3 pece wyn. David turnebull 
fol. 2*. fyve pece wyne. Patrik Lyn twa tunnis half. Robert Andersone 
j pece wyn Thomas annand thrie pokis wayid. Alex'' edvard 
2 tunis wyn 9 pokis waid. Bessy Lyn 2 tun wyne j pok waid. 
James flescher sex peces of wyn Andro painter fyve tunis wyn 
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Vigesmo secundo die Junij l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit Robert flescher Clerk of ye schip callit ye 
grace q^of Valtir Renkyn is Maister and enterit ye said schip 
Laitlie Cum from Norroway cotenand sex hundreth deallis Thrie Grace 
hundreth nyne elnis and xij elnis of firne Tymber thrie thousand 
steyngis xvj mastis & xvj faldomis of Burnewod all ptening to ye 
awneris friemen of ye said bur*. 

Sexto die Julij anno d^^ l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit James Moncur Maister of ye bark callit 
ye Edvard laitlie cum from Quhidbro in Ingland And entered ye Eduard 
said schip Contenand fyve thousand bark xxij peices of Tymber 
and XX stanis of Woll all appertening to ye said James and his 
mercheandis friemen of ye said bur*. 

Primo die mensis Augusti l6l2 

Comperit Andro Blak Maister of ye schip Callit ye Reabuk and 
entered ye said schip Laitlie cum from Norroway Contenand tua 
hundreth deallis Thrie hundreth firne tymber xxiiij pecis of Aik reabuk 
fyve hundreth steyingis ane half hundreth knapholt sex faldomis 
of Burnewod All appertening to Mr. W"^ fergusone, James Mudy, 
James findlasone, Jonet blyith_, And. blyith^ Johne Corbet. 

Septimo die Augusti anno l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Alex'" Richardsone Mr. of ye schip callit fol. 2t>. 
the swallow And entered the said schip Laitlie cum from Norroway 
Contenand ane hundreth deallis of nyne elnis xv of steyngis half Suallo 
hundreth knapholt. Thrie faldoms burnewod xij pecis aikine 
tymber ptening to ye awneris of ye said schip friemen of yis bur*. 

The sam day Comperit David Methven Maister of ye schip callit 
ye swift laitlie cum from Zetland and entered the said schip Suaft 
cotenand viij thousand dry fysches sex lastis of hering aucht 
bfell oyllie. 

Undecimo die Augusti l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Henrie Prestoun Maister of ye schip callit 
ye Martine Laitlie cum from Zetland and entered ye said schip Martine 
cotenand xiij lastis of fisches & xvj th. dry fisches w* sum oylie 
ptening to friemen of yis bur*. 



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tigre 



hoipweill 



Decimo nono August! l6l2 

Comperit David strathauchin Maister of ye schip callit ye Tigre 
of Dundie laitlie cum from St martines in fraunce Laidnit w* salt 
ptening to ye awneris of ye said schip all friemen of ye said burt. 

The sam day Comperit William Clerk and entered the schip 
callit ye hoipweill q^of Ja^ Downy is maister Laitlie cum from 
Rotchell in fraunce Laidnit w* Salt all apperteaning To ye awneris 
of ye said schip all friemen and burgesses of ye said bur*. 



fgi 2*. Vigesmo quarto Augusti anno dni l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Piter lessellis & Johne Scott Inhabitantis of 
Gift of god Anstruther and enterit their schip callit ye gift of god q^of Patrik 
Read is Maister Laitlie cum from Zetland cotenand foure Thousand 
dry fisches and j brell oyille ptening to ye saidis Piter and Johne. 

Vigesmo nono die Augusti anno l6l2 

Quhilk day coperit Johne smy* Maister of ye schip callit ye 
Elspeth Elspet Laitlie cum from danskine and entered ye said schip laidnit 
w* Iron taikell lynt wainscott and uther lyik danskyn wairis all 
apperteaning to friemen burgesses of ye said bur^ 

Penultimo die augusti l6l2 

Comperit James Moncur Maister of ye schip Callit ye James of 
James dundie and entered ye said schip laitlie cum from Ingland con- 
tenand fyve Thousand wecht of Bark ane thousand trie nayillis & 
sum Crookit tymber all apperteaning to ye said James. 

Ultimo Augusti anno dni l6l2 
Comperit William blyith Maister of ye schip Callit ye George 
George And entered ye said schip Laitlie cum from Norroway cotenand 
viij th. deallis,, j th. firne tymber, 2 /do/ crooked treis 500 steyingis 
6 faldomis of burnewod. 



Quinto die Septembris anno 1612 

Quhilk day Comperit Johne Rollok Maister of ye schip callit 
ye pelicane laitlie cum from Norroway ^ entered ye said schip 
cotenand viij th. deallis viij th. steyingis. vij bfell tar viij faldome 
of burnewod All apperteining to ye awneris friemen. 



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fox 



Octavo Septembris anno dni l6l2 f°^' 3^» 

Quhilk day Comperit Robert howesone in anstruther And 
entered his bark Callit ye Margaret Laitlie cum from Orkney Margaret 
cotenand thrie thousand foure hundreth dry fisches pteining to 
david rollok burges of Dundie. 

duodecimo Septembris l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Andro Abircrombie Maister of ye schip 
callit ye fox Laitlie cum from Rotchell cotenand fyve hundreth 
bollis salt all appertaining to ye awneris of ye said schip friemen. 

decimo sexto Septembris anno l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit Alex'^ Gray and enteritt ye schip callit ye 
gift of god q^of Alex^ Renkyne is Maister laitlie cum from Danskyn 
Laidnit w* Danskyne warris All apperteining to friemen burgesses 
of yis bur*. 

The sam day Comperit Andro Lichtoun and entered ye schip 
callit ye James q'^of thomas hay is maister laitlie cum from Zetland 
cotenand fyve lastis and ane half hering twa thousand fisches and 
thrie brellis oylie ptening to ye said andro & Patrik kynnard. 

Vpon ye 29 of Julij anno J"^ vi^ and fourtene yearis Thomas /oi. 4a 
halyburtoun peirmaster In anno l6l2 hes maid Compt of his In- 
tromissiouns w* ye schoir sylver ye yeer foirsaid of his office His 
chairge is found to extend to thrie hundreth fiftie sevine lib 
auchtene schillingis And his dischairge extendis to fyve hundreth 
xxi lib. vi^^ lO'^. Sua restis avand to ye Compter ane hundreth 
thrie scoir thrie lib viij^^ 10^^. Item mair avand to him for his fie 
xxvj lib xiij^^ 4*^. 

nota thomas halyburtoun hes Sa Restis avand to ye compter 
receavit ye Rest cotenit in his of all ane hundreth foure scoir 
compt In maner following viz ten lib 2^^ 2^^. 
fra Johne tyrie 91 lib j»^ Item W. Auchlinlec, Bailie, auditor 



Gift of god 



James 



fra Alex'^ cokburn 100 lib. 
T. Halyburton w* my hand. 



Jo. findlasoun, auditor 
Robert clayhillis, kerkmester. 
A. L. Cokbrun 
Alex, halliburtoun 



Vpon ye day foirsaid Johne Tyrie hes maid his Compt of his 
Intromissiouns w*> ye schoir sylver In anno l6l3. His chairge is 
found to extend to thrie hundreth thrie scoir sevine lib 4^ and 



234 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

his dischairge extendis to tua hundreth xlix lib 2^^ 2^. So restis 
ye compter avand ane hundreth xviij lib j schilling & of his restis 
thair is deducit to ye compter for his fie xxvj lib xiij^^ 4^. 

So restis the Compter avand de claro foure scoir ellevine lib 
viijss vjd. Qlk is ordanit to be payit to Thomas halyburtoun In 
pairt of payment of ye rest avand to him specefiet in his Compt. 

W. Auchinlec Bailie, auditor. 
Jo. forrester avditur 
T. Halyburtone, awdetur. 
Robert Clayhillis, awditer 
Al. Cokbrun 
Allex^ Halliburton, avditur. 

[Note. — At this time the municipal year ended in September, and it was 
usual in writing the Shipping Lists to leave a blank folio after the 
last entry in September so that the certificate of the Auditors regard- 
ing the accounts of the Shoremaster might appear at the close of 
the year to which they referred. The above entry is interpolated, 
having been written in July 1G14 on the blank folio. The regular 
entries of ships were begun on the page succeeding the folio left 
blank.] 

fol ^a 1 Sexto die mensis octobris anno dni ]6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit William Ramesay Maister of Ane bark of 

ye bur^ of dundie callit ye fortoun and enterit ye said bark laitlie 
fortoun cum from Norroway cotenand Thrie hundreth deallis of fir xxx treis 

of xvj elnis long & xxxvj treis of fir of xij elnis long, thrie thousand 

steyngis & foure faldome of burnwod all appertening to burgesses 

of the said bur*. 

Decimo die octobris anno dni l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit George kny* Maister of ane bark of ye 
Jonas said bur* callit ye Jonas Laitlie from flanders And entered ye said 
schip Laidnit w* xij^^ barrellis of Ingoinis And Aiplis pteining to ye 
said M^ and awneris of ye said schip Inhabitantis of ye said bur*. 

Vigesmo die Octobris anno l6l2 

Quhilk day Comperit James Moncur Maister of ane schip of ye 

James said bur* callit ye James And entered ye said schip laitlie cum 

from ye Low countreis burdenit w* tua hundreth brellis of Ingoinis 

ptening to ye said James & David Ramesay Inhabitantis of ye 

said bur*. 



'^ fol. /^ blank. See/>os^, pp. 250, 264. 



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Primo die mensis Novembris anno dni l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit Johne myln mercheand and entered ane 
schip callit ye Lyoness q^of James hay is Maister Laitlie cum from 
Norroway cotenand fyve hundreth Daillis foure thousand steyngis 
Tua hundreth wenschotis tua faldome burnewod. 



Lyones 



Quinto die Novembris anno dni 1612 
Quhilk day Comperit Henrie patersoun Maister of ye schip 
calHt ye Mairtine cotenand twelf scoir bfellis of Ingoinis and sex Martine 
twnis of staple flanderis gudes pteining to david hunter Laitlie 
com from Zeland. 

Quinto No vem. 1 612 fol.^. 

Quhilk day Comperit David peirsone Maister of ye schip of ye 
said bur* callit The Margaret Laitlie cum from Queinsbrig And Margaret 
entered ye said schip laidnit w* hemp^ lynt, Iron, fur, Wainescott, 
aiss, And uther siclyik gudes all apperteining to mercheandis 
burgesses of ye said bur*. 

Octavo die Novembris anno l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit William kynloch Maister of ane schip of 
ye said bur* callit ye William Laitlie cum from Ingland cotenand William 
sex Twnis of Inglis beir onlie. 

Decimo septimo die Decembris anno l6l2 
Quhilk day Comperit William kynereis Maister of ane schip of 
ye said bur* callit ye houp for grace laitlie cum fra Burdeaux 
cotenand ye particulare vi^ynis following ptening to ye psons under 
mentionat vij twnis wyne ptening to M^ David Wedderburn Item 
ix twnis j punscheon wyne ptening to Johne adamesone In St houp for grace 
Andros Thrie twnis ptening to Niniane coppine^ Thrie punscheon 
& ane terce ptening to Johne tyrie. Item viij twnis 2 punscheon is 
ptening to William kynereis. Item thrie twnis & ane half to 
Robert andersone. Thrie twnis & ane half to Andro kyneris tua 
twnis to Johne duncane tua twnis to andro young 2 twnis to Johne 
small w* sum uther punscheonis of Wyne & Vinager ptening to ye 
cumpanie of ye schip. 

Undecimo die mensis februarij anno l6l3 
Quhilk day Comperit Johne hog Maister of ye schip of kircaldie 
callit ye gude fortoun laitlie cum from burdeaux And entered ye gude fortoun 
said schip Conteanand tua twnis of Wyne ptening to Johne Tyrie 
And fyve twnis Wyne burdeaux bind and xxv twnis land wyne. 



236 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 



Swift 



fol. 6\ 
David 



James 



William 



Octavo Decemb [? March] l6l3 
Quhilk day Roger fullertoun entered ye schip callit ye swift 
q^'of he is maister laitlie cum from burdeaux laidnit w^ wynes to 
ye number of xxxiij twnis or thereby all pteining to friemen of 
ye said bur* with tua punscheonis of pruindames. 

The sam day David smyth maister of ane bark callit The david 
laitlie cum from flanderis entered ye said schip cotenand xxiiij twnis 
of Ingonis and flanderis wairis pteining To friemen of yis bur*. 

Vigesmo quarto Aprilis anno dni l6l3 
Quhilk day Comperit henrie mudie Maister of ane schip callit 
ye James laitlie cum from Norroway and entered ye said schip 
cotenand ane hundreth Daillis And fyve thousand steyings 
pteining to Inhabitantis of yis bur*. 

Tertio die mensis Maij anno dni l6l3 
Quhilk day Comperit William kynloch Maister of ye schip callit 
ye William Laitlie cum from Rovane in fraunce & entered ye said 
schip and entered ye said schip \sic\ cotenand certane pottis papir 
pruindames Vinager & certane uther Rovane Wairis pteining to 
Andro boyture W"^ kynloch Johne fairlie & Niniane muir. & to 
sum Inhabitantis of perth 30 dussone pottis & tua punscheonis & 
half punscheon w* Rowane Wairis. 

Undecimo Maij l6l3 
Quhilk day coperit henrie clerk maister of ane schip callit ye 
gift of god laitlie cum from Norroway and entered ye said schip 
cotenand fyve hundreth Daillis ane hundreth folleris 3 /do./ 
axtreis ane Thousand steyngis thrie faldome burnewod ptening all 
to Alex^ Macky & ye said henrie. 

Decimo Septimo anno Maij l6l3 
Comperit David Ramesay Maister of ye schip CalHt ye swallow 
laitlie cum from Norroway and entered ye said schip cotenand 
foure hundreth half hundreth daillis 3000 steyngis j /do./ Nyne 
elnis And sex small mastis. 

Vigesmo septimo Julij l6l3 

Quhilk day coperit Thomas Drummond and entered ye schip 

Johne Smyth and entered ye schip [sic] callit [blank in orig.] q^of Johne smyth 

is Maister laitlie cum from flanders laidnit w* xvj twnis of flanders 

wairis q^of fyve twnis appteins to W^ guthrie fyve twnis to W™ 

Wricht And sex twnis to Alex'^ Myln. 



Gift of god 



Swallo 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 237 

Decimo quarto Junij anno dni l6l3 fol.6\ 

Quhilk day Comperit Arthure abbay Maister of ane schip of 
Carraill Callit ye Margaret Laitlie cum from Spayne And entered 
ye said schip cotenand ye gudes following to ye psons under- 
mentionat viz. Ten tunis spanische Wyne pteining to Ro^ flescher Margaret 
younger, iij tunis pteining to Alex'^ balfour To alex^ smyth 
j tun. To Johne hodge younger 2 tunis and ane halfF. To James 
Monorgound j tun a half. To gilbert madyne j tun. To Robert 
gray 2 tunis. To Ro*' clayhillis j butt. To Ja'' olipher j butt. 
Item & XX bfellis spanische salt pteining to ye Cumpanie. 

Vigesmo sexto die Julij anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit George knycht Maister of ane schip callit 
ye Jonas Laitlie arryvit At yis port from flaunderis And entered Jonas 
ye said schip cotenand xxiiij twnis of dry-wair geir ptening to 
William davidson david Zeman mercheandis & certaine mer- 
cheandis of Perth. 

Septimo die mensis Augusti l6l3 

Comperit William kyneris and entered ye schip callit ye houp 
for grace q^of Andro kyneris is Maister Laitlie cum from Rotchell ^o"P ^or grace 
cotenand Thrie hundreth boUis of Rotchell salt ptening to ye 
awneris of ye said schip burgesses of ye said bur*. 

Decimo sexto Augusti anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit Alex^ prestoun M^ of ane schip callit 
Andro laitlie cum from Norroway cotenand thrie hundreth daillis Andro 
fyve doussene treis callit nyne elnis ane thousand steyngis j faldome 
bumewod. 

Decimo septimo Augusti anno l6l3 foUj^' 

Quhilk day Compeirit Alex^ Renkyne maister of ye schip callit 
ye gift of god Laitlie cum from ye lyle of Wicht cotenand tua Gift of god 
hundreth and fourtie bollis grit frensche salt ptening to ye awneris 
of ye said schip mercheandis of ye said bur*^. 

Vigesimo octavo augusti l6l3 

Comperit Andro Abircrombie Maister of ane schip of ye said 
burt callit ye fox laitlie Cum from Swadyne cotenand threttie fox 

lastis of Iron and tua lastis of peyis pteining to Robert Clayhillis 
James Man & utheris burgessis of ye said burt. 



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Patience 



Johne 



Sexto die mensis Septembris anno l6l3 

Comperit William halyburtoun and entered ye schip callit ye 
patience of Dundie Laitlie cum from Swadyne laidnit w^ Iron & 
Copper Kaitlis pteining all to mercheandis of ye said burgh. 

The sam day Comperit henrie Daisse M^ of ane schip of St 
androis callit ye Johne laitlie cum from Orknay cotenand certaine 
barrellis of fisches oyle & buttir pteining to mercheandis of yis 
bur^ & of ye Citie of St androis. 



Tigre 



Andro 



foL 7* 



Seahors 



double Kay 



Johne 



fortune of 
Upslo 



Quinto die Octobris l6l3 

Quhilk day coperit David strathauchine Maister of ane schip 
callit Tiger Laitlie cum from Rotchell And entered ye said schip 
laidnit w* foure hundreth bollis salt of St Mertines measure 
ptening to ye awneris of ye said schip 

The sam day comperit Alex^ hog and entered ye schip callit ye 
Andro of yis bur* q^of Andro Panter is Maister laitlie cum 
from Croynsik laidnit w* grit salt pteining to ye awneris of ye said 
schip. 

Octavo Octobris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit Witolans Guverss Mr. of ane schip of 
Middleburt callit ye Seahors And enterit ye said schip Laitlie 
cum from Zeland cotenand fyve hundreth brellis of Ingonis or 
thereby pteining to ye said maister & his cumpany. 

The qlk day coperit Adrian Jhonesk Maister of ane Schip of 
Middilburt callit ye Double Kay. And entred ye said schip laitlie 
cum from Zeland Laidnit w*- fyve hundreth brellis of Ingoinis 
pteining to ye Maister and his Cumpany. 

Vndecimo die Octobris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit Johne patersone M^' of ane bark Callit the 
Johne And entered the said bark Laitlie cum from fleanderis 
Conteanand xviij^'^ brellis Ingoinis pteining to Alex^ Cokburn 
Johne auchinlek hew auchinlek and Robert Moreis friemen of ye 
said bur*. 

Decimo tertio octobris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day comperit Knaud fredericksone And entered his 
schip callit ye fortoun of Upslo laitlie cum from Norroway cotenand 
twelf hundreth deallis 2200 gud steyngis sevine do/ grit firne treis 
2 faldome burnewod apperteining to ye said Knaud. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 239 

The sain day Comperit David Methven maister of ane Bark 
callit ye Swift and entered ye said bark Laitlie cum from prussia Swift 
laidnit w* Danskyn Wairis pteining to W™ carmichaell Roger 
bower James mudy William pittillo younger James Symsone 
James Watsone Walter Roger mercheandis of ye said bur*. 

Decimo quarto Octobris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day coperit George herpong Mr of ane schip of Borrows- 
toun-ness callit ye blessing of god And entered ye said schip Blessing 
laitlie cum from Zeland Laidnit w* Ingeonis pteining to himself & /^^- 8*. 
to James davidson and Thomas stephane of yis cumpany 

Octavo Novembris anno dni l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit George knyht And entered ye schip callit 
ye Jonas q^'of he is maister laitlie cum from quenisbrig cotenand 
ye gudes following, viz. thrie lastis of aiss xvj brells ryemaill tua Jonas 
lastis of taikill ane last of hemp ane half last of Lynt tua shippund 
of walx foure hundert knapholt all apperteining to James boyture 
James peirsoun david shewan Robert davidson Alex^ symmer 
mercheandis of ye said bur*. 

Nono die Novembris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit William Ramesay and entered ye schip 
callit ye gude fortune q^of Waltir Lugton Is maister laitlie cum gude fortune 
from Norroway cotenand 6000 steyngis 20 pecis of aikin stalffis 4 
faldomes burnewod. 

Decimo quinto die Novembris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit William Kynloch Maister of ane schip 
callit ye William laitlie cum from Norroway and entered ye said William 
schip cotenand 6000 steyngis foure scoir peis of aikine tymber and 
tua faldomeis burnewod pteining to ye said W^ himself. 

Decimo Septimo die Novembris anno l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit Johne Smyth burges of [blank in orig.] 
And entered his bark q^of William hud is maister laitlie cum from 
Lyn in Ingland cotenand Nyne tunis of Inglis drinking beir & 
fyvetene boUis bark pteining to ye said Johne. 

The sam day Comperit Alex^ Bower mercheand And entered his 
schip callit ye Marie Jahne laitlie cum from queinsbrig & q^of 



240 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Marie Jahne Patrik boyis Is Maister And entred ye said schip laidnit w* Lint 
Walx Iron hemp taikell lead knapholt And ye lyik wair all apper- 
teining to ye said Alex'^ and to David Schewan W'" powrie Andro 
donaldsone and Andro Lugtoun 

/dl.8^. Sexto die decembris anno dni. I6l3 

Quhilk day Coraperit Alex'' Kircaldie maryner and entered ye 
Andro schip callit ye Andro Laitlie cum from Lyn in Ingland cotenand 
sextene twnis Inglis drinking beir pteining to James boyture 
James peirsone & Piter balmannow burgesses of ye said bur*. 

The sam day Comperit James Moncur Maister of ane schip of ye 
said bur*" callit ye James and entered ye said schip c5tening ye 
James gudes following viz. fyve twnis half twn Inglis drinking beir 
pteining to Andro kynnaird fyve twnis half twn of ye sam beir 
pteining to William halyburtoun Item thrie twnis half twn beir 
pteining to George gardyn. Item thrie twnis half twn beir 
pteining to ye said James Moncur laitlie cum from Sandwich in 
Ingland 

Undecimo die Decembris l6l3 

Quhilk day comperit Jhone broun M^ of ane schip callit ye 
prouidence prouidence laitlie cum from flanderis c5tenand thrie hunder 
bfellis Ingonis & thrie bf ellis beir pteining to ye awneris of ye 
said schip friemen of ye said bur*. 

Decimo octavo decembris l6l3 

Quhilk day Comperit William Kynnereis maister of ye schip 
[delete in orig.] skipper And entered his schip qW Andro 
Kynnereis is maister laitlie cum fra burdeaux callit ye hoip for 
hoip of grace grace cotenand ye gudes following viz, Nyne twnis thrie 
punscheounis wyne and ane punscheoun plumdames pteining to 
Andro Ross sevine Twnis tua punscheounis Wyne pteining to 
Walter Kynnereis & pairtenaris Thrie twnis W^yne pteining to 
Ninian Coppine twa pokis Wayd Twa twnis thrie punscheounis 
Wyne pteining to Robert Andersone Twa twnis ane punscheoun 
Wyne pteining to david Weymis foure twnis wyne pteining to 
James Andersone in Perth Ane Twn ane punscheoun Wyne 
pteining to Johne Duncan Twa punscheounis Wyne pteining to 
Walter Duncane Twa twnis twa punscheounis Wyne pteining to 
Andro Kynnereis Thrie punscheounis Wyne pteining to thomas 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 241 

Mwdy j pok Wayd tua punscheounis plumdamas pteining to Alex'^ 
edvard thrie bfellis plumdamas pteining to ye Cumpany of ye 
schip. 

Undecimo die Januarij anno dni l6l4 fol. 9». 

Quhilk day Comperit Alex^ Gray Clerk of ye schip callit ye gift 
of god laitlie cum from cadise in spayne cotenand ye gudes follow- 
ing viz threttie thrie pyippis of spanische Wyne ptening to James Gift of god 
boyture James peirsone Piter balmanno and Valter renkyne. 
Item foure bfellis of Wyne ptening to ye said Valter w* thrie 
bfellis feggis. Item foure bfellis land wyne ptening to David 
Rollok. Item xj pyippis of Wyne and ane bfell ptening to Ro* 
davidsone. Item vj pyippis and an q^^ pyip ptening to thomas 
Mudy. Item aucht pyippis wyne ptening to James Smyth. Item 
ane pyip wyne ptening to eufame alesone. Item tua pyippis wyne 
ptening to Andro Renkyn. Item twa pyippis wyne ane bfell 
ptening to Valter Renkyn. Item ane pyip wyne ptening to Alex^ 
renkyn. Item foure pyippis wyne ane bfell & ane bfell feggis 
ptening to W"^ kynnereis. Item thrie pyppis ane bfell wyne & 
tua bfellis feggis ptening to Alex^ gi'^y* Item ane bfell wyne 
ptening to Ro* flescher. Item tua bfellis wyne ptening to Isobell 
kyd. Item tua bfellis wyne tua bfellis feggis ptening to Ja^ 
Murray. 

Octavo Febrij anno l6l4 fol.^. 

Quhilk day in pfis of M*^ William fargusone baillie Comperit 
James keyth Clerk of ye schip Callit ye elspet q^'of Johne smyth 
is Maister and laitlie cum fra burdeaux And enterit ye said schip Elspet 
cotenand ye gudes following viz. twentie thrie twnis thrie 
punscheounis wyne y^of land being threttene ane punscheon & of 
burdeaux being ten twnis and ane half ptening to James fleschour. 
Item sevinetene twnis and ane punscheon wyne ptening to George 
arnot george pettre, and. panter and [blank] citizens of St. andros 
Twa twnis land wyne ptening to Jhone Duncane thrie punscheonis 
ptening to charles ffothringhame Thrie punscheonis ptening to 
W"^ Dick. Twa punscheonis land wyne ptening to W'" ogilvy. half 
tun land wyne ptening to Alex^ andersone Thrie punscheonis land 
wyne ptening to Robert Moreis Thrie punscheonis land wyne 
ptening to William cok and ye said James keyth gaif his bodelie 
Aith Solemnelie That ye said entrie Wes trewlie gevin vp and 
nothing omittit furth y^off to his knawladge. 

a 



242 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Quinto die Martij anno dni l6l4 

Quhilk day Comperit James Lyndesay Maister of ane bark 
callit ye James And entered ye said schip Laitlie cum from 
flanderis cotenand ye gudes following viz. foure scoir brellis 
James Ingoinis fyve brellis sepe pteining to Robert thomesone foure 
brellis sepe pteining to Andro peit Ane bfell sepe pteining to ye 
said James Lyndesay Ane bfell sepe to Alex^ Smyth and ane bfell 
sepe pteining to James Clerk. 

Vigesimo octavo martij l6l4 

In pns of Patrik Kyd baillie Comperit david peirsone M'^ of ye 
schip callit ye Marg^ of dundie And entred ye said schip laitlie 

Margaret cum from burdeaux cotenand ye gudes following viz. Aucht twnis 
thrie pecis of tewnis wyne. and sex twnis & thrie pecis land 
ptening to Johne Tyrie. Item thrie pecis twnis Wyne ptening to 
adam bennet half twn land wyne thrie pokis of wayid ptening to 
Andro painter. Item tua brellis pruindamess ptening to M* fyiff. 

fol. lo*. Item thrie twnis and ane half twn tewnis wyne ptening to 
Johne traill. Item to him sex pecis of land wyne ane twn of 
vinagre 2 brellis pruindames. Item fyve twnis of Tewnis wyne 
' tua bfell pruindames ptening to James young. Item fyve pece 

of tewnis Wyne ptening to Alex'^ Cokburn. Item fyve pecis tewnis 
wyne ptening to David schewan. Item ane half punscheon of 
pruindames ptening to Alex^ Ross. Item ten pecis land wyne 
ptening to david watsone. Item vj pecis tewnis wyne to Alex^ 
Watsone in perth. Item Ane twn of Tewnis wyne ptening to 
Andro boyture. & tua pece land wyne. Item tua pece of wyne & 
tua bfellis pruindames ptening to Patrik Carmicheall. Item tua 
pece land Wyne ptening to W"" gullane. Item 2 pecis of tewnis 
wyne and ane pok of waid ptening to W"^ Crocket. Item thrie 
twnis of tewnis wyne ptening to david peirsone And ye said david 
gave his bodelie aith that ye said entre wes trewlie gevine vp and 
no thing omittat furth y'^off. 

Penultimo Martij anno diii l6l4 

Quhilk day Comperit Andro Abircrombie maister of ye schip 
callit ye fox laitlie cum from spayne And entered ye said schip 
cotenand the gudes following viz. fyve hundreth bollis salt 
fox pteining to ye awneris of ye said schip Item ane but of Wyne 

pteining to Robert clayhillis Item ane but of wyne pteining to 
david hunter Item ane but of wyne pteining to Jo^ melvin Item 



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ane but of wyne pteining to ye said Andro Abircrombie Item ane 
but of wyne pteining to Johne Rough Item twa buttis of wyne 
pteining to Piter balmannow Item ane but of wyne pteining to 
Johne hodge. And ye said Andro gaif his ayth y* ye said entrie 
Wes trewlie gevine vp and no thing Omittit furth y^ofF. 

Sexto Aprilis I6l4 

Quhilk day Comperit George Knycht Maister of ane schip of ye 
said burgh callit ye Jonas And entered ye said schiip laitlie cum 
from Diepp in Normandie Laidnit w* 200 Menis of quheitt and Jo^^s 
viij^^ menis frensche meassure of beir ptening to burgesses of ye 
said bur*^ & Perth and certaine Rowane mercheandis. 

Decimo Octavo die Aprilis anno dni l6l4 fol. lo^ 

Quhilk day Comperit Andro Ross skipper and producit ane 
entrie of ane schip callit ye Elspet of Leavine q^of James Sibbald Elspet of 
is maister Laitlie cum from Rotchell in fraunce cotenand thrie 
hundreth bollis of salt appertaining to ye said Andro Ross. 

Vltimo die mensis Aprilis l6l4 

Quhilk day Comperit Henrie Myillis Maister of ane schip callit 
Sancto Willo laitlie cum from norroway and entered ye said schip 
cotenand ane hundreth daillis ane hundreth treis callit xij clnis Santo Willo 
ane hundreth Treis callit nyne elnis Tua thousand steyngis Ane 
dossane Corbillis thrie /do./ Wicker sparris foure faldome Burne- 
wod all appertaining to ye said henrie and ye awneris of ye said 
schip. 

Quhilk day Comperit James hog maister of ye schip callit ye 
Lyoness And entered ye said schip Laitlie cum from Norroway 
cotenand Thrie hundreth long treis Thrie hundreth Daillis Thrie Lyones 
thousand steyngis fyve faldomis of Burnewod all apperteining to 
ye awneris of ye said schip friemen of this bur*. 

Secundo die Maij anno diii l6l4. 

Quhilk day Comperit James Cowstoun mercheand of ane schip 
callit ye Angel 1 of grippiswald q^of Patrik Stoi*ving is maister 
And entered ye said schip laitlie cum from grippiswald in germanie Angell 
cotenand fiftie lastis of drinking dutche beir nyne grit lastis of grippiswald 
peyis all apperteining to ye said James and Ten schip pund of gad 
iron ptening to Jo" kynloch Servitor to Valtir erskyn in grippis- 
wald. 



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Quinto die mensis Maij anno dni l6l4 

Quhilk day Comperit W"^ kynloch maister under god of ye bark 
good fortune callit ye goode fortone And entred ye said schip laitlie cum from 
germanye contenand auchtene last of drinking beir apperteining 
to [blank in orig.] 

Undecimo die mensis May 1614 

Quhilk day Comperit Andro Rankene maister of the goode 
schip callit the david of dundie And entered the said schip laitlie 
cum from burdeaux Contenand the gudes & geir following 
fol. ii». pteining to ye psones subsequent viz. threttene twn of wyne 
David pteining to andro flescheor. Item aucht twn pteining to James 
forrester. Item sevin twne wyne pteining to R*^ hamiltone. Item 
sevin twne of wyne pteining to andro bultie of montross. Item 
fyftie pokis waid pteining to James mwdy. Item sevin pocks 
waid pteining to Alex^ edward. Item foure pocks waid pteining 
to donald murray. Item thrie twn wyne pteining to James 
williamsone in torye. Item thrie twne of wyne pteining to ye said 
andro rankene. Item sex twne of wyne pteining to hercules 
edisone in St androis. Item tua pece of wyne pteining to Jo^ 
rankene. Item tua pece pteining to andro moreis. Item ane 
twne and ane half of wyne pteining to Gilbert Andersone. 
Item tua twne pteining to Jo^ Durhame. Item tua pece of 
wyne pteining to James lichtone. Item twa pece pteining to 
David smairt. Item thrie pece of wyne pteining to Thomas 
walker. Item fyve pocks waid pteining to James peirsone. Item 
seven pocks waid pteining to Johne newtone. Item tua pocks 
pteining to David schewan. Tua pocks waid pteining to Margaret 
fyiff. And tua pwnscones plumis pteining to andro kynereis. 

Quhilk day comperit thomas davidsone skipper & mr. vnder god 
of the schip callit bark allane laitlie arryved from burdeaux in 
fraunce And entered the said schip Conteining the goods & geir 
pticularlie vnder writtin pteining to ye psones subsequent viz Tua 
Bark allane pocks of waid & ane pwnscone of plumdames pteining to James 
boyture. Item Thrie twne land wyne at foure pwnscones the 
twne and twa twnis thrie peces twnis wyne pteining to william 
davidsone. Item Twelff pocks of waid and ane pwnscone of 
plumdames pteining to alex^ edward. Item Tua pocks of waid 
pteining to david schewan. Item aucht twnes wyne and twelff 
twne land wyne at foure pwnscones the twne pteining to thomas 



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davidsone. Item ten peciss land wyne and tua peces twnis wyne 
pteining ^to James Cokburn. Item tua peces twnis wyne pteining 
to Alex^ cokburn. Item tua peces land & tua peces twnis wyne 
tua pocks of waid and ane pwnscones plumdames pteining to 
Roger bowar Item tua peces land wyne pteining to Alex^ cokburn. 
Item tua pwnscones of vynager & thrie pocks of waid pteining to 
Jo^ sturrok Item ane pock of waid pteining to James peirsone. 
Item foure twne land wyne pteining to henry guthrie. Item tua 
pocks of waid pteining to Oliver powrie. Item tua twne twnis 
wyne & thrie twne land wyne pteining to Ro* Jak. Item sex 
peces twnis wyne and Tua twn thrie peces land wyne pteining to 
henry Johnesone. Item tua peces of twnis wyne & fyve peces 
land wyne pteining to Jo'^ corbet. James Davidsone ane twne 
land wyne and ane Twn land wyne pteining to James hendersone. 

Decimo sexto die mensis May l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit Johne smyth skipper & mr. vnder god of 
the schip callit ye elspet And entered ye said schip laitlie cum 
from flanderis Conteining sex twne of wyne fourtie pocks of waid Elspet 
thrie twne of alme tua bailes of mader Tua hundreth wecht bris- 
sell. Tua last of seip ane trie of stifFeng foure pwnscones drywaris 
being Inglis Irene and aucht sekis of hemp all pteining to william 
guthrie merch. 

Decimo septimo die mensis May l6l4 fol. ii*. 

Quhilk day comperit William kynnareis M^ of the schip called 
the houp for grace and entered the said schip laitlie cum from ye 
pairtis of fraunce Contenand the pticulare peceis of goods vnder Houp forjGrace 
written pteining to ye psones following viz thrie hundreth and 
sextene bolls of salt pteining to ye awneris of the said schip. 
Item ane pwnscone of vynager pteining to andro kynaireis. Item 
mair ane pwnscone pteining to w^ wemyss Item ane pwnscone 
pteining to James ross Item ane pwnscone pteining to David 
ostler And ane pwnscone pteining to william kynnareis. 

Decimo octavo die mensis May 1614 
Quhilk day comperit Colene crokat mr. of the goode schip 
callit ye swane And entered the said schip laitlie cum frome 
norroway Contenand sex hunder dealls xxxviij doubill dealls fourtie Swane 
aucht fourtene elnes Tua dussone auchtene elnes ane hundreth 
Twelff elnes tua hundreth nyne elnes thrie thowsand steingis with 
sum bills of aikin tymer and thrie faldomes of wood. 



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Vigesimo tertio die mensis May l6l4 
Quhilk day comperit george kynloch mr of the schip callit the 
Blissing bhssing And entered the said schip laithe cum from norroway 
contenand aucht hundreth dealls ane hundredth nyne elnes ane 
thowsand steingis and sex faldome burnewod. 

Vigesimo quarto may l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit David ramsay and entered the bark calHt 
James the James q^of Patrik scott is M'^ laitlie cum frome norroway. 
contenand Tua hundreth & ane halfF dealHs ane hundreth nyne 
elnes and tua hundreth steingis. 

Quhilk day comperit george lochmalony M^ vnder god of the 
bark callit the godis send of Dundie and entred the said bark 
Goddis send of laitlie arryved frome Melstrand contenand thrie last of drinking 
beir Twentie barrellis of beir Twentie barrellis of pess, 4> barrellis 
of Tarr auch thowsand barrellis of Skowie & ane hundreth pyp 
stalffis all apperteining to david rollok george lochmalony Robert 
thomesone & James thomesone. 

Vigesimo sexto May l6l4 
Quhilk day coperit James hay M^ of the bark callit the fortone 
fortone and entered the said bark laitlie cum frome norroway contenand 
thrie hundreth firne tymer w* ane hundreth thrie dussone of nyne 
ellis fyftene hundreth steingis & ten faldome wod. 

Penultimo May l6l4 
Quhilk day coperit Johne Rollok M^ vnder god of the goode 
schip callit the Williame and entred the said schip laitlie cum 
frome norroway contenand aucht hundreth deallis & ane thowsand 
steingis ane hundreth tymer and ten faldome wood. 

Ultimo May l6l4 
Quhilk day comperit James lyndesay mr. of ye bark callit the 
James and entered the said bark laitlie cum frome Ludris con- 
tenand fourtene thowsand barrell stavis ane thowsand barrell hed 
and ane thowsand pyp stavis. 

Decimo septimo die mensis Junij 1614 
Quhilk day comperit James downy mr vnder god of the schip 
Houpweill callit the houp weill And entered ye said schip laitlie cum frome 
Rotchaell contenand fyve hundreth bollis salt pteining to the 
awneris of the said schip. 



Williame 



fol. vz\ 



James 



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Vigesimo primo die mensis Junij l6l4 

Quhilk day coraperit James hay mr vnder god of the schip callit 
the Lyoness laitlie arryved from norroway Contenand sex hundreth Lyoness 
deallis ane hundreth half nyne elnes Thrie thowsand steingis and 
thrie faldome bumewood. 

Vigesmo Septimo Junij I6l4 

Quhilk day comperit william richie and entered the schip callit 
the magdalene q^'of W"^ ramsay is mr vnder god laitlie arryved Magdalene 
from norroway Contenand nyne hundreth deallis aucht faldome of 
burnewood and fyve hundreth steingis. 

Quhilk day comperit henry pattersone mr. under god of the 
bark callit the mairtene And entered the said bark laitlie cum Mairtene 
frome flanderis Cotenand twentie twn of drywair geir and sex 
sekis hemp all pteining to Jo^ zeman w"^ wrycht. Thomas Jak & 
Johne goldman. 

Vigesmo septimo die mensis Julij l6l4. 

Quhilk day comperit Patrik chalmeris maister vnder god of the 
schip callit the fortone of dundie And entered ye said schip laitlie ffortone 
arryved frome Queinsbrig conteining foure last of aiss foure thou- 
sand knaphard and ane thowsand trein naill all pteining to Robert 
clayhillis. 

Vigesmo octavo die Julij 1614 

Quhilk day comperit Johne roUok maister vnder god of the 
schip callit the William And entered the said schip laitlie arryved 
frome norroway cotenand sex hundreth deallis ane hundreth small William 
tymer fyve dussone twelff elnes ane thowsand steingis fyve faldome 
wood and tua hunder knaphard. 

Quhilk day comperit henry myllis mr vnder god of the schip 
callit Sanct Willo and entered the said schip laitlie arryved 
frome norroway Contenand Twentie auchteen elne half hunder Sanct Willo 
twelff elne ane hunder nyne elne ane hunder deallis ane dussone 
peciss of crwkit tymer of aik ane thowsand steingis and four faldome 
burnewood. 



Quhilk day comperit Alex'^ guthrie mr of the bark callit the 
William and entered the said bark laitlie arryved from norroway 
contening sex hundreth deallis Tua hundreth steingis and thrie 
faldome wood all pteining to wm. and Alexander guthreis. 



William 



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Penultimo July I6l4 

Quhilk day comperit James hay mr. vnder god of the bark callit 
fFortone the fortone And entered ye said bark laitlie arryved from norro- 
way Contening fyve hunder daellis half ane hunder nyne elnes 24 
pece of aikin tymer and foure faldom wod. 

M ^2^ Tertio die mensis Augustj l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit James Morison skipper & Maist^ vnder 
god of ane bark of the said bur* callit the James laitlie cum frome 
James Rowane And entered the said bark conteining thrie scoir duzone 
of Irone patts TwelfF pocks of waid foure great pwnscones of 
papper & kannis & sex pwnscones of vinicair pteining to Andrew 
cowy. And ane pwnscone of papper & kannes belonging to Jo" 
duncane. 

Quarto die mensis Augustj I6l4 

Quhilk day comperit Colene crokit m^ vnder god of ane schip 
Swan callit the Swan laitlie arryvit frome norroway and entered ye said 
schip cotenand aucht hunder daills half hunder Twelff elnes ane 
hunder nyn elnes foure peces of ealme four peces of aik aucht 
hunder steingis fyve faldomis of burnewod with sum filleis and 
spankis. 

Nono die Augustj l6l4 

Quhilk day compeirit david ramsay and entered ane bark of the 

James bur* of Dundie callit the James q'^of Patrik Scott wes M^ and 

entered the said bark laitlie arryved frome norroway contenand 

thrie hundreth deallis half ane hundreth nyne elnis & thrie fal- 

dome burnewood. 

Decimo sexto Augustj l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit George gardyne M^ vnder god of ane schip of 

Bark allane the bur* of Dundie laitlie arryved frome flanderis callit bark allane 

and entered the said bark contenand Twentie twnes of dry wair 

geir pteining to David zeman W"^ Davidsone, Alex edward & Jo" 

[sic in orig.]. 

Decimo septimo Augustj l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit W"^ Kynnaird skipper vnder god of the 

flieboit of dundie callit the houp for grace And entered the said 

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hunder bolls salt pteining to the awneris of the said flieboit and 
42 bolls salt pteining to the copairtneris. 

Vigesimo primo Angus tj l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit James hay m'' vnder god of ane bark of 
Dundie callit the Lyoness laitlie arryvit frome norroway and Lyoness 
entered the said bark Contenand sex hundreth daills tua hundreth 
small ruif tymber sex peee aikin tymber & sex faldom wod. 

The sam day coperit Robert forrester m^ vnder god of the bark 
of Dundie callit the Aingell laitlie arryvit frome norroway and Aingell 
entered the said bark cotenand thrie hunder daills aucht hunder 
steyngis ane hunder nyne elnes foure faldomis burnewod and thrie 
or foure pecis of aikin tymber^ 

xxix° Augustj l6l4 
Quhilk day coperit george kynloch m^ vnder god of ane schip 
of dundie callit ye blessing laitlie arryvit frome norroway and Blessing 
entered ye said schip laitlie arryvit frome norroway [sic] cotenand 
aucht hunder daillis. 

Vltimo die mensis Augustj anno diii l6l4 /bl. i3», 

Quhilk day comperit andro abircromby Maist^ vnder god of the 
schip of dundie callit the fox laitlie arryved from stokholme Con- fox 

tenand threttie sex last of Irone. 

Quinto die mensis septembris l6l4 
Quhilk day comperit David peirsone M'^ vnder god of the bark 
callit the Marg* of Dundie laitlie arryved frome Rotchell and Margaret 
entered the said bark Contenand tua hundreth bolls salt pteining 
to the awneris of the said bark. 

The sam day comperit Johne smyth M^ vnder god of ane bark 
callit the elspet And entered the said bark laitlie arryved from 
queinsbrig Contenand the goods following pteining to the psones Elspet 
efterspecifiet viz. twelfF schip pund of walx pteining to James 
peirsone James boyture peter balmannow Walt^ renkene Ro* 
davidsone & Alex^ gray. Item ane thowsand knaphard fourty 
wynescott Tua last of aiss nyne barrell pich w* ane kabill & sum 
small taikell pteining to Ja« peirsone Item, sex barrell aiss & ane 
cabill pteining to Ro* davidsone Item, sex barrell aiss & ane 
barrell pich pteining to Alex'^ edward Item, twelff barrell pich 



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pteining to Jo" smyth Tua barrell aiss ane barrell piche pteining 
to Jo" rankene Ane barrell piche pteining to Jo", barclay Item 
ane barrell Aiss tua barrell piche pteining to Alex^ gray Item half 
ane schip pund walx pteining to thomas ogilvie & Jo" rankene. 
The sam day comperit James flescheour M'^ vnder god of the 
Tigre schip callit the Tigre laitlie arryved frome S^ merteinis in fraunce 
And entered the said schip contenand aucht hundreth bolls great 
salt pteining to the awneris of the said schip. 

Decimo sexto septembris l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit Alex^ prestoune M^ vnder god of the bark 
fleing hairt callit the fleing hairt laitlie arryved frome norroway and entered 
the said bark contenand tua hundreth deallis. thrie scoir nyne 
elnis ane thowsand steingis with sex pecis of aik. 

xxj° Septembris 1614 

Quhilk day comperit Patrik boyis m^ vnder god of ane schip 

callit Mary Jo" arryvit frome norroway and entered ye said schip 

Marie Jo" contenand aucht hunder daillis sex dussone twelff elnes fyve 

dussone nyne elnes tua dussone cuttet tymber tua thowsand 

steingis and sex faldom burnewod. 

The sam day coperit w" richie clerk of ye schip of Dundie callit 
Magdalene ye magdalene q'^of w"^ lyndsay wes m^ vnder god laitlie arryvit 
frome norroway & entered ye said schip contening aucht hunder 
daills aucht faldome burnewod and aucht hunder steingis. 

fol. I3^ Penultimo Septembris l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit James lyndsay m^ vnder god of the bark 
James callit the James laitlie arryvit frome LGdgne and entered the said 
bark contenand sextene thowsand skowis. 

The sam day comperit Patrik Scott m^ vnder god of the bark 
James callit ye James laitlie arryvit frome norroway and entered the said 
bark cotenand ane hunder nyne elnes ane hunder & ane half daills 
& ane faldome burnewod. 



fol. 14a. Vpon ye Nynt of Maij anno l6l5 

Alex^ Cokburn peirmaister hes maid Comp*^ of his Intromissiouns 
w* ye schoir silver fra ye feast of Michaelmes in anno l6l3 To ye 
feast of Michaelmes in anno l6l4. His Chairge is found to ex- 
tend to foure hundreth threttie aucht lib. xj«». And his Dischairge 



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is found to extend To tua hundreth thrie scoir twelfF lib. 9^ by ye 
Comptoris fies q^'^ is Modefiet to fourtie m»^» for tua yearis bygane 
So restis ye Compter avand Sextein scoir lib. for ye q^*^ he sail be 
answerable. 

W. Auchinlek prouest 
T. Halyburtoun bailie 
W. Ferguson. Dean of Gild, auditor. 
James boyter auditor. 
J. Kyd, Kirkmaister, auditor. 
Thome Fullertoun auditor. 
A. Wedderbum 

at comand of Johne 
Renkyne. 

Vigesimo primo die mensis Octobris l6l4 
Quhilk day comperit henry mylln and entered ane bark of the 
bur* of Dundie callit Sanct willo q^of James smart is m^ vnder 
god and entered ye said bark laitlie arryvit frome norroway con- 
tenand thrie score pecis of aik small & gryt sex hunder steingis 
nyne hunder nyne elnes sex hundreth knapholt foure pecis of elme 
and foure faldome burnewod. 



fol. IS**.! 



Sancto willo 



Primo Die mensis Novembris l6l4 
Quhilk day comperit wait bannerman and entered ane bark of 
Dundie callit the grace of god and entered the said bark laitlie grace of god 
arryvit frome flanderis contenand sex score barellis ingeounis and 
appllis thairof fyve score twelff barell Ingeounis & aucht barrell apills. 



Tertio die mensis Novembris l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit R* carmichaell m'^ vnder god of the bark of 
Dundie callit the hoipwell and entered the said bark Laitlie 
arryved from [blank in orig.J Contenand ane last of Tar pteining 
to ye said Ro*- Ane last of Tar pteining to wal* smyth ane half last 
of Tar pteining to thomas traill & tua last and ane half pteining 
to thomas kyill. 

Octavo die mensis Novembris l6l4 

Quhilk day comperit Alex^ bowar merchand burgess of Dundie 
And entered ane schip of Levine callit the Elspet quhairof James 



hoipwel 



^ fol. 14^ blank. See ante^ note p. 234, and post^ p. 264. 



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Sibbald wes M^ And entered the said schip laitlie arryvit frome 
[blank in orig.] Contenand the pticulare peces of goods & geir 
vnderwritten pteining to the psones following viz. 29 schippund 
of Irone Ten sentnier of lead Twentie barrell of aiss thrie barrellis 
piche 350 steane of Takill q^of 45 towis & wairape and 49 cor- 
dellis 12 steane quhyt takill 39 stane lang band hemp 3 quarter 
steane of schoirtband hemp 43 steane lynt 550 pece knap pit fyve 
steane walx ane last 2^ pease 29 dussone 2 of bloks to skipper 
2150 pece trein naills tua baelis of canness all apperteining to 
Alex'^ boware. Item tua last of pease pteining to David schewan 
Item 23 steane lynt ane bound hemp weyis 14 steane 3 barrellis 
aiss 4 bfell piche 3 shippund Irone 3 barrellis aiss 4 steane quhyt 
takill all apperteining to Ro^ kendow. Item Ten steane lynt ane 
barrell piche 200 trein naills pteining to Ro* clayhillis. Item ane 
Tow w* ane wairap with 4 cordellis weyis 38 steane 10 punds 
3 barrellis aiss 2 barrellis pik 2 baelis of canness 6 steane lynt 
5 steane lang band hemp all pteining to george knycht. Item 

^. ^ mair ane schippund Irone 2 barrell aiss 2 last pease 4 steane 

Levine lynt 3 steane quhyt takill pteining to James fethe. Item ane 

bound hemp weyis l6 steanes ane barrell aiss ane barrell piche 

foure steanes lynt pteining to Roger boware Item ane warrap 

weyis 7 steanes with 2 steane lynt pteining to Andro panter. 

fol. 15^. Item ane barrell aiss and foure steanes lynt pteining to thomas 
halyburtoun. Item tua steanes lynt pteining to Andro abircromby. 
Item 2 steane lynt pteining to Jo^ methven. Item 3 steane lynt 
pteining to David hunter. Item tua steane of lynt pteining to 
]y[r ^m fergussone. Item tua barrell aiss 9 steane lang band 
hemp ane sentniar lead and 2 bollis peis pteining to Issabell kid. 
Item tua barrell aiss and ane barrell piche pteining to Jo^ adame- 
sone. Item ane schip pund of Irone 3 sentniar lead 2 barrellis 
aiss 2 last peise 10 steane lang band hemp and 3 steane schoirt 
band hemp pteining to James man. Item 5 & 2 schip pund 
Irone 8 sentniar lead the 2 pairt of ane last peise 8 barrellis aiss 
ane bound lang band hemp weyis 15 st. Ten steane schoirt band 
and tua last lynt all pteining to W^ rodger. Item ane quarter 
last lynt pteining to Andro hill. Item thrie quarter lastis of hemp 
w* ane quarter last of lynt half ane last peis and 30 baelis [*ec] all 
pteining to the skipper and his copanye. 

Decimo die mensis Novembris l6l4 
Quhilk day Comperit Alex'^ Macky and entered ane schip of ye 



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bur* of Dundie callit ye Swaine q'^of Colene crokit is m^ vnder 

god And entered the said schip laitlie arryved from norroway Swain. 

Contenand sex hunder deaillis 200 nyne elnes 100 twelfF elnes 

sevin hundreth steingis and foure faldome wod. 

Decimo septimo die mensis Novembris l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit thoraas Davidson M'^ vnder god of the bark 
callit ye bark allane of Dundie And entered the said bark laitlie 
cum burdeaux Contenand the gudes subsequent pteining to the Bark allane 
psones following viz. sex Twn ane peis wyne and ane pwnscone 
plumdames pteining to W™ Davidson, fowre twn thrie peiss 
wyne and tua pocks of waid pteining to thomas broddye. Twa 
twn tua peiss of wyne & ane pock of waid pteining to ninian 
copping. Tua peiss of wyn & ane pock of waid pteining to andro 
peirsone. Twa twn of wyne pteining to James davidson. Threttie 
twn of wyne pteining to thomas davidson & his doaris, and foure 
twn of wyne pteining to Ro* hamiltone. 

The sam day coperit William kynnares m^ vnder god of the 
flieboit of dundie callit the houp for grace And entered the said 
flieboit Laitlie arryved from the pairtis of fraunce Contenanand the fol. i6*. 
pticulare goods & geir following pteining to the psones subsequent 
viz. el levin twn tua peis of wyne pteining to James forrester tua 
twn ane peiss of wyne pteining to andro boyter elder, fowre twn 
thrie peis of wyne pteining to andro kynnares Thrie twn of wyne 
pteining to ninian copping Twa twn thrie peis wyne pteining houp for Grace 
to Jo^ duncan. Ten twn pteining to W"* kynnares. fyve twn 
wjme ane pwnscone plwmdamis pteining to David [blank in orig.] 
Twa twn tua peiss wyne ane pock of waid pteining to thomas 
ogilvy. Ane twn ane peiss wyne and ane pock of waid pteining 
to Ro* andersone. Twa peiss of wyne pteining to W"^ wemyss 
fowre pocks of waid & tua pwnscones plwmdamis pteining to Alex'^ 
boware. Ane twn tua peiss wyne pteining to adame grant and 
thrie peiss wyne pteining to Alex^ andersone. 

Vigesmo primo die mensis Nov'^ l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit Henrie patersone m^ of the bark callit ye 
mairtene And entered the said bark laitlie arryved from flanderis The Mairtene 
Contenand Twentie twn drywair geir pteining to Alex'^ myln 
James makfie Richard hay and Peter Inglis. 



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Vigesmo tertio die mensis Novembris l6l4 
Quhilk day coperit william duncane and entered ane bark callit 
Phenix the phenix laitlie arryved from the Rotchell in france contenand 
fyftene scoir bolls salt pteining to Ro* hamiltone. 

Decimo octavo die mensis Decembris l6l4 

Quhilk day coperit W"^ blyith m^ vnder god of the bark callit 
Gift of God the gift of god and entered the said bark laitlie arryved frome 
flanderis Contenand fourtene skoir of barrells of Ingzeounis and 
Tua twnis of uther geir. 

Vigesimo octavo die mensis Decembris l6l4 

Quhilk day In pns of W'" auchinlek, prouest Coperit andro ross 
M^ vnder god of the bark of dundie calHt the elspet And entered 
Elspet the said bark laitlie arryved frome burdeaux Contenand the goods 
& geir following pteining to the psones subsequent viz. Twelff twn 
twa peiss ane half peis wyne pteining to the said andro ross 
Thrie twn ane berrykan vyne pteining to W"^ guthrie ifoure twn 
ane peis wyne pteining to W"^ andersone Thrie twn ane peiss 
pteining to Thomas crombie Ane twn thrie peis of wyne pteining 
to Alex^ roiss Ten twn ane peiss j berrykin wyne pteining to M^ 
david Wedderburn Ane twn pteining to William Kynnareis Ane 
twn pteining to andro painter Ane twn ane peiss pteining to andro 
gray ffowre twn pteining to george auchinlek Thrie peis pteining 
to Jo^ Durhame Tua peis pteining to thomas fotheringham Twa 
peiss pteining to daniell maxwell & tua bf ell plwmdamas pteining 
to W" dik. 

fol. i6b. Ultimo die mensis Decembris l6l4 

Quhilk day In pns of thomas halyburtoun baillie of the bur* of 
dundie Comperit Andro renkyne M^' vnder god of ane schip of 
David ^^^ said bur* callit the David^ And entered the said schip Con- 
tenand the guids following pteining to the psones subsequent viz. 
8 Twn wyne pteining to Ro* hamiltone Tua twn tua peiss pteining 
to James findlasone. Ane twn ane peiss pteining to James boytor. 
Tua pece pteining to James peirsone Thrie twn ane peiss pteining 
to peter balmannow & W^^ blair, Tua twn tua peiss pteining to 
Alex'^ symer. Aucht twn wyne & ane twn waid pteining to David 
schewan Twelff twn ane peiss pteining to Jo^ Tyrie ffowre twn 
ane peiss wyne sex pocks waid pteining to Ar*^ kyd ffyve twn ane 
peiss pteining to David sibbald Thrie twn tua peiss pteining to 



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James williamsone. Thrie twn pteining to Andro rankyne Ane 
twn pteining to Andro Moreiss. Ane twn pteining to Andro 
Clerk. Ane twn pteining to James smyth. Ane twn ane pece 
pteining to David smairt & David m^'gill. Thrie peiss pteining 
to Thomas Walker And ane Twn wyne pteining to Jo" durhame. 

Vigesmo primo die mensis Martij l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Jo'^ rollok m'^ vnder god of ane gude schip 
callit the williame of dundie And entered the said schip Laitlie Williarae 
arryved from the Rochell cotenand sextene scoir bolls salt 

Decimo quarto die mensis Aprilis l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Walter renkyne M^ vnder god of ane schip 
of dundie callit the Dyamond And entered the said schip cotenand Dyamond 
fyve hundreth & Twentie bolls salt. 

Vigesmo quinto die mensis Aprilis l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Alex^ blair M^ vnder god of ane bark callit 
the grace of dundie And entered the said bark laitlie arryved 
frome Roane in france Contenand the goods and geir vnderwrittin Grace 
pteining to the psones following viz TwelfF dussone poittis 3 doz. 
bas cards 20 doz. cardis 10 gros cannis 4 gros Cartis 8 pocks waid 
10 rym palpire 500 wecht sma waid Twa pwnscoines wynagre 
20 lib gallenttis 2 lib blak silk 2 /do/ silk gartenis 20 gross silk 
buttounis 60 gros threid buttounis sevin peis of Inglis stringis 
thrie doz of hatts 4 doz hat stringis 100 pasmentrie 2 gross silk 
poyntes ane gross pennaris & inkhornes 2 gross neidles cussew 
20 doz abeill pasmenterie halff gross menis beltis halff gross bairnis 
beltis 2 doz spongis 40 lib of quhailbone 4 lib ben Cannes ane 
gross elsonheftis ane gross cokis for barells and foure gross fol. 17*. 
quhissillis all apperteining to Thomas Crommy elder. Item 24 doz 
poitts & Twa pocks pteining to Robert Carmichaell Item 22 doz. 
poitts 4 pocks waid 10 rym palpire 10 gross Cannes 1 gross cartis 
6 doz cardines and ane gross Inkhornes pteining to waiter 
scrymgeour Item 20 rym palpire 4 gross cannis & foure doz 
cardines apperteining to David sibbald in perth. Item thrie doz. 
poitts and foure rym palpire pteining to Donald thornetoun Item 
thrie doz poitts and 3 gross cartis pteining to Alex^ ross. Item 
foure pund gallenttis pteining to Alex^ Symer. Item 2 doz poitts 
2 gross cartis 6 gross Cannes 2 doz spongis ane gross pennaris and 
Inkhornes pteining to Patrik Carmichaell. Item I6 doz poitts 



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2000 girds 3 gross Cartis 1 doz sponges pteining to Alex^ blair 
and Jo^ traill. And sex pocks waid and tua dussone poittis 
pteining to Andrew Cowye. 

Ultimo die mensis Aprilis l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit george smairt and entered the bark the 

Sanct willo Sanct willo laitlie arryved frome norroway contenand foure 

dussone twelfF ell ane hunder nyne ell 200 dealls 3000 steingis 

foure faldom burnewod foure corbellis of aik and sex peiss of birk. 

Secundo die mensis Maij l6l5 
Quhilk day comperit James Lyndesay M^ under god of ane bark 
of the bur* of dundie callit the Swane And entered the said bark 
Swane laitlie arryved from Norroway cotenand fyve score twelff ells aucht 
scoir nyne ellis Twa hunder dealls foure thousand steingis aucht 
faldome burnewood and fiftene peiss of aik sex hunder two ells, 
pteining all to the awneris of the said bark. 

Nono die mensis May l6l6 [sic in orig.] 

Quhilk day coperit Robert halyburtone skipper and m^ vnder 
god of the schip callit ye Thomas of Dundie And entered the said 

Thomas schip laitlie arryved from burdeaux Contenand the Vines and 
vther gudes pticularlie vnder written pteining to the persones 
following viz. aucht twn twnis wyne & ane peis land wyne pteining 
to Thomas halyburtone. Item seven peis of twnis wyne pteining 
to James younge. Item fyve pece of twnis wyne pteining to 
M^ Patrik Carnegie. Item thrie twn & ane pece of twnis wyne 
p.teining to James Cokburne. Item seven pece twnis wyne 
pteining to andro cowie. Item tua twn of twnis wyne pteining to 
waltir rankyne. Item tua twn & ane halff of twnis wyne 
pteining to James monorgund. Item nyne pece of land wyne and 
ane pock waid utherwayes pteining to the said James Monorgund. 

fol. 17b Item thrie twn of twnis wyne pteining to M^ Andro halyburtone. 
Item tua twn & ane halff twn wyn pteining to Henry Johnesone. 
Item seven pece of twnis wyne & thrie pece land wyne pteining 
to Ro* halyburtone. Item thrie pece twnis wyne pteining to 
Alex'^ blair. Item tua pece twnis wyne pteining to Andro brand. 
Item ane pece twnis wyne pteining to James brown. Item tua 
pece land wyne and ane pece twnis wyne pteining to Jo^ thorne- 
toun And tua pece of twnis wyne pteining to Jo^ wemyss 

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of the schip of Dundie callit the Jonas and entered the said schip 

laitlie arryved frome the pairts of france contenand the pticular 

goods & geir following of the kinds efter specefied pteining to 

the psones under mentionat viz. aucht twnis ane halff twnis wyne Jonas 

w* ane pwnscone indifferent pteining to Alex^ halyburtone quhilk 

he payet in burdeaux. Item tua twn twnis wyne ane half w* 

twelff pocks of waid pteining to David Watsone. Item ane twn 

wyne pteining to Jo^ Tyrie. Item tua twn of wyne pteining to 

niniane copping Ane twn wyne pteining to andro boytour Thrie 

twn twnis wyne pteining to david strathauchine. Item foure twn 

ane half twnis wyne w*- nyne pece land wyne pteining to W™ 

duncane. Item mair ane twn wyne pteining to andro boytour. 

Item fyve peces twnis wyne w* ane pece of land wyne pteining to 

James boytour. Item tua pece twnis wyne & tua pece land wyne 

pteining to niniane copping. Item ane twn of land wyne pteining 

to thomas hendersone. Item tua pece twnis wyne pteining to 

henry guthrie. Item tua pece land wyne pteining to thomas 

methwen And sex hunder cork or thereby pteining to the awneris 

of the said bark. 

Decimo die mensis May l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit W™ kynnareis skipper & M'^ vnder god of 
ane flieboit of Dundie callit the houp for grace And entered the 
said flieboit laitlie arryved frome the pairtis of france cotenand the 
guds vnderwritten pteining to ye psones eftermentionat To wit Houp for 
Tua twn tua pece twnis wyne ane twn land wyne & thrie pece_, Grace 
And sex pocks waid pteining to David Fargussone Item tua twn 
ane pece twnis wyne ane twn ane pece land wyne pteining to W™ 
blair. Item ane twn twnis wyne ane twn ane pece land wyne 
pteining to andro andersone. Item tua pece twnis wyne ane twn 
ane pece land wyne pteining to adame bennett. Item ane twn 
ane pece twnis wyne ane twn ane pece land wyne pteining to 
adame grant. Item ane twn twnis wyne ane twn ane pece land 
wyne pteining to James andersone. Item sex pocks waid pteining 
to the merchands of perth. Item ane twn thrie pece twnis wyne 
and tua twn land wyne pteining to peter balmannow. Item tua 
pece twnis wyne tua pece land wyne pteining to James peirsone. ^ , g^ 
Item tua pece twnis wyne and thrie pece land vyne pteining to 
David schewan. Item tua twn twnis wyne and tua twn ane pece 
land vyne pteining to thomas mwdy. Item ane twn twnis wyne 
ane twn ane pece land wyne pteining to niniane copping. Item 

R 



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Houp for 
Grace 



Ane schip of 
Traillsound 
q'of Jo« 
Cradindik is 
M*" vnder god 



fox 



Margaret 



fyve pece twnis wyne ane twn tua pece land wyne pteining to 
andro kynnareis togidder w* ten pocks waid. Item thrie pece 
twnis wyne fyve pece land vyne pteining to Jo^ Duncane. Item 
tua twn ane pece twnis wyne and Tua twne land wyne pteining 
to David wemyss. Item ane twn thrie pece twnis wyne w*^ tua 
twn land wyne pteining to w"^ wemyss. Item ane pece twnis 
wyne w* ane pece land wyne pteining to M^ David Wedderburn. 
Item tua pece twnis wyne pteining to Ro* andersone. And tua 
twn tua pece twnis wyne thrie twn ane pece land wyne and sex 
pocks waid pteining to w"^ kynnareis. 

Vndecimo die mensis Maij l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Johne Cuik mercheand and entered ane 
schip of Traillsound laitlie arry ved thairfra conteining twentie sex 
lastis of here twentie aucht barrellis pess ellevin barrellis blak 
pess ane thowsand steingis pteining to mairtene bulty And aucht 
lastis corn threttie foure barrellis rye fourtene barrell mede 
pteining to ye said Jo^ kuik And sex lastis beir pteining to ye 
skipper & his copanye 

Decimo sexto die mensis May l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit andro abercrombie skipper and m^ vnder 
god of ane schip of ye bur* of Dundie callit ye fox And entered 
the said schip laitlie arryved from burdeaux cotenand ye gudes 
and geir vndermentionat pteining to the psones efter remembered 
viz. Twentie Twn wyne pteining to andro flescheour & James 
forrester togidder w* twentie pockis waid. Item thrie twn wyne 
pteining to James boytour. Item nyne twn vyne pteining to 
andro boytour elder and utheris. Item tua twn thrie pece wyne 
pteining to andro abercrombie. Item thrie twn wyne pteining to 
david ramsay. Item thrie Twn wyne pteining to W"^ forrester. 
Item ane Twn tua pece wyn pteining to W^ Corbet. Item tua 
pece wyne pteining to Jo^ wricht And Tua pece wyne pteining 
to David M'^gill. 

The sam day coperit David peirsone maister vnder god of ane 
bark of the bur* of Dundie callit the Margaret laitlie arryved frome 
Rotchaell And entered the said bark Contenand fyftene scoir 
bollis salt perteining to James boytour, James peirsone, Johne 
Tyrie, Alex^ edward, David schewan, and David peirsone All in- 
habitantis of the said bur*. 



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Decimo octavo die raensis Maij l6l5 fol. I8^ 

Quhilk day coperit george gardyne M"^ vnder god of ane bark of 
the bur^ of dundie callit ye bark allane laitlie arryved frome bur- 
deaux And entered the said bark contenand the gudes and geir Bark Allane 
vnderwritten pteining to ye psones efterfollowing viz. ane twn 
twnis wyne tua twn ane peee land wyne and twentie pocks waid 
pteining to Alex'' Vdwart Item tua twn twnis wyne pteining to Jo^ 
wedderburn Item ten twn twnis wyne sextene twn land vyne and 
twelff pockis waid pteining to James flescheour. Item sex pocks 
waid pteining to Olypher powrie. Item tua pece twnis wyne and 
ane pece land wyne pteining to w"^ cok. Item tua pece twnis 
wyne & twa pece land wyne pteining to Jo" corbet. Item tua 
pece twnis wyne & tua pece land wyne pteining to david grant in 
perth. Item tua twn ane berrykin twnis wyne pteining to James 
Davidson. Item fyve pece twnis wyne pteining to Ro* Jak. Item 
ane pece twnis wyne & thrie pece land vyne pteining to W™ cop- 
pine. Item ane twn ane pece twnis wyne & ane twn land wyne 
pteining to thomas kynloch. And Tua twn twnis wyne and Tua 
twn land wyne pteining to thomas broddie. 

Decimo nono die mensis May l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Jo^ rollok m^ vnder god of ane schip of the 
bur^ of Dundie callit the W™ laitlie arryved from norroway And Wilzeame 
entered the said schip Contenand ffoure hunder dealls Twa hunder 
Tymer and thrie thowsand steingis. 

Vigesimo nono die mensis May l6l5 

Quhilk day In pns of William auchinlek provost of the bur* of 
Dundie Comperit W'"^ Kinloch M'^ vnder god of ane bark of the 
said hurt callit the guidfortoun And entered the said bark coten- Gude fortoun 
and the gudes following pteining to the psones subsequent viz. 
Twentie foure twn spaines wyne pteining to Jo" ogilvye w*^ Sex 
twnes spaines wyne pteining to W"^ halyburtone and Twa twnes 
spaines wyne pteining to the said W"^ Kinloch. 

Vltimo die mensis May I6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Patrik scott M' vnder god of ane bark callit 
the James laitlie ariyved from norroway contenand [delete in James 
orig.] and entered the said bark contenand thrie thowsand steingis 
ane hundreth deallis and fiftie nyne ells. 



260 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 



fol. i9» 



Swallo 



Decimo die mensis Junij 1615 
Quhilk day coperit James smyth mercheand & w"^ guthrie 
mercheand And entered ane schip of the bur* of Dundie callit ye 
Elspet elspet q^of andro ross is M'^ vnder god laitlie arryved from flanders 
Contenand thrie last seip ane twn and ane halfF madder & alme 
ane twn and ane halfF of quhyit trene ane twn and ane halfF of 
Inglis Trene & uther trene and ane twn bfll haids all apperteining 
to the said w™ guthrie. 

Decimo sexto die mensis Junij l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit henrie clerk skipper & M^ vnder god of ane 
bark of the bur* of Dundee callit ye Swallo laitlie arryved from 
norroway And entered the said bark cotenand thrie hunder deallis 
fyftene hundreth steingis. Item fyve dussone nyne ells ane dussone 
aikin trene and foure faldome burnewod. 

Decimo octavo die mensis Junij l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit george lochmalony M^ vnder god of ane 
Godsend bark of the bur* of Dundie callit godsend laitlie arryved frome 
Ludhond And entered the said bark cotenand Twentie tua thow- 
sand skowis and thrie dussone bourds. 

Vigesmo tertio die mensis Junij l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit Ro* forrester M^ vnder god of ane schip of 
Dundie callit the Angell And entered the said schip Contenand 
Angell sevin hunder knappet sex barrell tar half ane last lynt pteining 
to henrie guthrie. And sevin hunder knappit nyne barrell tar 
fourtefyve stane of lynt ane kopper kettill & ane schip pund 
of walx pteining to Jo^ hodge. 

The sam day coperit henry myillis M*" vnder god of ane bark of 
the bur* of Dundie callit S* Willo And entered the said bark laitlie 
S* Willo arryved from norroway cotenand sex dussone twelfF ells ane hunder 
ane halfF nyne ells ane hunder deallis fourtie pece of crukit aikin 
tymmer ane thowsand steingis foure faldome burnewod and sum 
trein naills. 

Vigesmo quinto die mensis Junij l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'" prestone and entered ane bark of the 

said bur* q^of himselfF is M^' callit the fleing hairt laitlie arryved 

fleinghairt frome norroway Contenand ane hunder dealls Twentie peis of 

aikin Tymer foure dussone firn treis ane thowsand steingis thrie 

dussone swadin boords and ane faldome burnewod, 



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Vigesmo septimo die mensis Junij l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit W"^ blyith M^ vnder god of ane bark of 
Dundie callit the gift of god and entered the said bark laitlie cum 
frome Danskyne Contenand foure last peiss thrie last Irone tua 
last of aiss and tua last of lynt all belonging to James boyture 
James peirsone roger bowar Alex^ edwart Niniane copping ro* 
Davidsone David schewan W"^ ramsay patrik burt W"^ kok Jo" 
blak & Daniell maxwell. 

Ultimo die mensis Junij l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit henry patersone & entered ane bark callit 
the mertene q^'of himselfF is M^ vnder god laitlie arryved from 
flanderis cotenand Twentie twn drywair pteining to charlis gold- 
man thomas Jak Jo^ yeman & W^ abercr^. 

Decimo quinto die mensis July l6l5 ^ 

Qlk day coperit Nicoll Wauch and entered ane bark callit the 
halywall pteining to petir benet cotenand ane last of hering 
pteining to David Wilsone ane last pteining to Jo^^ blak ane last 
pteining to ro^ moreis and ane last pteining to Alex^ boyis. 



Gift of god 



Mertene 



/bl. 19* 



Halywell 



Vigesmo quarto die mensis July ]6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Alex^ makkye M^ vnder god of ane schip of 
Dundie callit the Swan laitlie arryved frome norroway And entered Swan 
the said schip cotenand foure hunder dealls ij p^ tymber iij thow- 
sand steingis Ane hunder knappit and ane wikker spar pteining to 
Alex^ m^ky. 

The sam day coperit Johne rollok M'' vnder god of ane schip of 
the said burgh callit the William and entered the said schip laitlie Wilzame 
arryved frome norroway Contenand fyve hunder dealls ane hunder 
tymer & foure thowsand steingis. 

The sam day coperit WaP rankyne skipper & M'^ vnder god of 
the gude schip callit the Dyamond of Dundie and entered the Dyamond 
said schip laitlie arryved frome the Rotchell contenand sex hunder 
bollis salt. 

Vigesmo octavo die mensis July l6l5 

Quhilk day comperit Richard rankyne M'' vnder god of the gude 
schip of dundie callit the Tigre And entered the said schip laitlie Tigre 
arryved frome St. mertenis in france Contenand sevin hunder 
bollis great salt. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Vigesmo die mensis Augustj l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit andrew abercrombie skipper & M^ vnder 
fox god of ane gude schip of dundie callit the fox And entered the 

said schip laitlie arryved frome Rotchell Contenand fyve hundreth 
bollis great salt. 

The sam day coperit Alex^ kircaldie M^ vnder god of the bark 
calHt the androw of dundie And entered the said bark laithe arryved 
Andrew frome [blank in orig.] Contenand the gudes following pteining to 
the psones subsegnifiet viz. Tua last ane halff Tar ane hunder ane 
halff dealls tua hunder steingis pteining to W^ Duncane And tua 
last ane halff Tar ane hunder ane halff dealls tua hunder steingis 
Tua faldome burnewod pteining to Alex^ kircaldye And ane last 
Tar pteining to the Companye. 

fol. 20% Vigesmo primo die mensis Augustj l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit James hay M^ vnder god of the schip of 

Lyoness dundie callit the lyoness And entered the said schip laitlie arryved 

fro norroway Contenand thrie hundreth dealls thrie hundreth nyne 

ells tua thowsand & fyve hundreth steingis and foure faldome 

burnewod. 

Vigesmo tertio die mensis Augustj l6l5 

Quhilk day coperit Alex^ prestone M^' vnder god of ane bark of 

dundie callit the fleing hairt laitlie arryved from norroway And 

fleinghairt entered the said bark contenand Tua hundreth dealls fyve dussone 

tymer ane thowsand steingis Tua faldome wood and sex peces aikin 

tymer. 

Vigesmo quarto die mensis Augustj l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit Thomas reid and entered ane bark callit the 
hoipweill q^of himselff is M^ vnder god laitlie arryved frome Zet- 
Hoipweill land Contenand tua last herring & ane barrel 1 uylie & tua hunder 
fische pteining to thomas methven. Item ane last guids pteining 
to thomas reid. Item thrie last guids pteining to St Androwis 
men. Item ane hundreth fische & fyve barrell hering & uyllie 
pteining to Wal^ thornetoune And foure barrel) pteining to Alex"^ 
myll of dysert. 

Primo die mensis septembris l6l5 
Quhilk day comperit andro ross skipper & M^ vnder god of ane 
Elspett bark of dundie callit the elspet And entered the said bark laitlie 
arryved frome Rotchell in france Contenand tua hundreth bollis 
great salt pteining to ye awneris of the said bark. 



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Septimo die mensis Septembris l6l5 
Quhilk day coperit James Downye skipper & M'^ vnder god of 
ane schip of the bur^ of dundie callit the hoipweill And entered 
the said schip laitlie arryved frome stokhoUome Contenand the 
goods vnder writtin pteining to ye psones following viz. Nyne 
last pteining to James man. Item sevin last thrie schip pund 
Irone pteining to Alex'^ boyture. Item sex lasts twelff schip 
pund Irone pteining to James symsone. Item sex last xij schip 
lib Irone pteining to Alex'^ Jak. Item thrie barrell Irone pteining 
to David mwdy. Item ten bfll & ij schip lib Irone pteining to 
James Downye. Item ten bf Is iij schip lib Irone pteining to Alex^ 
renkyne fyve last vj bfl iij schip lib Irone pteining to R^ moreis. 
Item ane last viij brl Irone pteining to W"^ walker. Item iiij bfl 
Irone pteining to Ro* Symer. Item fyve bfl Irone pteining to 
W™ kynloch. Item ten bfl Irone pteining to Jo'^ renkyne. 
Item thrie bfl Irone pteining to Wal*^ durhame. Item fyve bfl 
Irone pteining to W^ gulland And sex bfl Irone pteining to 
Jo'^ morgund. 

Vigesmo die mensis Septembris l6l5 
Quhilk day comperit David peirsone skipper & M'^ vnder god 
of ane schip of the burgh of dundie callit ye margaret laitlie 
arryved from Danskyne And entered the said schip Conteining 
the goods and geir following pteining to the persones vnder- 
writtin To wit 2 schip lib gaid Irone 2 sentenar lead 6 barrell 
aiss 2 barrell pitche 2 bfl tar 3 quarteris sentrell of pewther. l6 
stane takill pteining to rodger bowar. Item 3 barrell Irone 3 
schip lib gaid Irone sex sentenare of lead 53 st. of takill 14 bf 
aiss 4 bf of pitche 3 quarter last of lynt 2 kistis of glass halff 
sentrell of pewtter pteining to Williame carmichaell. Item James 
fethe j barrell of oismonds 2 schip lib gaid Irone 4 bf aiss ane 
quarter last of lynt. Item pteining to andro michell 3 schip pund 
gaid Irone 5 sentenare of lead 3 last of aiss ane last of lynt 2 
barrell tar 4 barrell pitche ane sentrell of pewther & sex kistis of 
glass. Item pteining to Jo^ duncane 14 barrell of Irone 12 schip 
pund gaid Irone 6 barrell aiss 3 barrell pitche and tar 3 quarter 
last of lynt ane quarter last of hemp 17 spruiss stane of takill 

6 sentrell of lead ane halff sentrell of pewtter. Item pteining to 
W™ pittillok 5 barrell of Irone j schip pund gaid Irone 4 bf aiss 

7 barrell meill l6 stane lynt 4 bf aiss. Item pteining to W^ Jak 
6 barrell aiss ane quarter last lynt ane sentrell of pewther 6 schip 
pund gaid Irone j barrell oismonds j barrell Tar 2 spruiss stane 
takill 2 sentrell lead. Item pteining to thomas meik ane halff 



Hoipweill 



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last lynt. Item pteining to David peirsone half schip pund walx. 
6 barrell Tar 5 st. Lynt. Item pteining to Jo^ Tyrie 2 steane 
Lynt. Item pteining to Doctor David kynloch 3 steane. Item 
to thomas bruntfield 2 steane. Item pteining to Robert car- 
michaell sex barrell aiss sex barrell pitche and tar tua schip pund 
Margaret of walx ane quarter last of Lynt Item pteining to Johne Duncan 
Tua barrell Tar ane barrell aiss ane barrell pitche. Item pteining 
to Archibald peirsone ane schip pund Irone ane barrell Tar aucht 
bounds of lowse lynt. Item tua barrell of pitche and tar and nyne 
bounds lowse lynt pteining to Thomas mwrray And thrie barrell 
Tar and ten bounds lowse lynt pteining to Andro petrie. 
Ultimo die Mensis Septembris 
Anno Dominj Millesimo 
Sexcentesimo Decimo Quinto 
Whilk day Comperit George lochmalonye skipper & maister 
vnder god of ane bark of Dundie callit the godsend And entered 
the said bark laitlie arryved from Wardberg Contenand ten lastis 
Godsend of Tar all apperteining to David Rollok George lochmalonye and 
the remanent of the Cumpanye of the said bark all friemen In- 
habitantis of the said bur* of Dundy e. 

Vpon ye nyntene day of febr. anno l6l6 
fol. 21*. Alex^ Cokburn peirm^ lies maid his compt. of his Intromissioun 

w* ye schoir sylver & vther dewteis belonging to his office fra ye 
Moneth of October anno 1614 to ye moneth of October anno l6l5. 
His chairge is found to extend to ye swme of sex hundreth ^ foure 
hundreth thrie scoir fourtene lib sex schillings aucht penneis And 
his Dischairge is found to extend to the swme of sex hundreth 
fiftie sevine lib xv^^ vj^. Sa restis avand to ye Compter ane 
hundreth foure scoir threttene ^ [sic] lib viij^^ x^^. Quhilk sail be 
alio wit to him in ye first end of his next compt. 

W. Auchinlec Prouest 

W. Fergusson Bailie auditor 

James boy tor bailie auditor 

J. Kyd Auditor 

J. Wedderburne auditor 

Robert clayhillis auditor 

Thome fullertoune 

W*» gold man 

Alex^ annan 

^ * sex hundreth ' delete in orig. See an^e, pp. 234, 250. 

2 The balance ought to be 183 lib., not 193 lib. as stated in text. 



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Secundo die mensis Octobris Anno fo^- 22*.^ 

D^i Millesimo vj*' decimo quint o 

QuhiJk day coperit Williame kynloch skipper and maister vnder 
god of ane bark of this burgh of dundie caUit ye gude fortone and 
entered the said bark Contenand the guds following pteining to gude fortone 
the psones subsequent viz. fFoure lastis and ane half of oismond 
Irone and sextene schip pund of gaid irone pteining to Alex^ Jak 
Item fourtie aucht schip pund Gaid Irone aucht barrell oismond 
Irone pteining to W™ halyburtone. Item nyne schip pund gaid 
Irone foure last sex bf ell of oismond pteining to James symsone 
Aucht schip pund gaid Irone pteining to James boytor Ten schip 
lib gaid Irone ane barrell oismond pteining to thomas ogilvy And 
Allevin barrell oismond and threttene schip lib pteining to W™ 
kynloch abone mentionat q° is skipper of the said bark. 

The sam day comperit Williame blyith skipper & maister vnder 
god of the crear callit the gift of god laitlie arryved frome gift of god 
ludhome And entered the said crear conteining nyne last Tar 
and sex thowsand barrell stavvis. 

Decimo die mensis Octobris l6l5 



Quhilk day coperit Williame rodger mercheand burgess of, ' 

dundie and entered ane vnkouth schip quhilk he & Alex^ bower ^ ^m rodgeris 
had frauchted frome queinsbrig to this bur^ Conteining foure last schip qi^o they 
aiss tua last pitche sextene barrell Tar ane last Taikill half last queinsbrig 
lynt ane half last hemp ane hundreth plankis ane hundreth and ' 

thrie scoir wyneskott 2 great hundreth knappet and foure thowsand 
trene naills all pteining to the saids mercheandis. 

Sexto die mensis Januarij I616 

Quhilk day coperit Williame kynnareis skipper and maister 
vnder god of ane schip of the burghe of dundie callit ye houp houp for grace 
for grace And entered the said schip Contenand the goods follow- 
ing pteining to the psones subsequent viz fyftene twn twa peis 
of wyne pteining to James forrester. Item ane twn thrie peis 
wyne pteining to Andro boytor. Item twa twn tua peis wyne 
pteining to David ramsay. Item twelff pocks waid pteining to 
andro forrester. Item sex twn wyne w*^ ane pwnsone wynager 



fol. 2 lb blank. 






OF 



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pteining to Petir balmannow. Item tua twn ane pels wyn w* 

ane ters plwmdamiss pteining to David crystesone. Item twa 

peiss w* ane ters vynager pteining to charles rollok. Item thrie 

twn wyne w* fyve pocks waid pteining to adam grant. Item ane 

peis vinager pteining to Andro Andersone. Item thrie peiss wyne 

fol. 22^ pteining to Robert moreis. Item thrie peis wyne pteining to 

Alex^ Andersone. Item ane Twn of wyne pteining to J 6^ Duncan 

w*^ 3 peiss togidder also w*^ thrie barrell plwmdamiss and tua baells 

papere pteining to the said Jo'^. Item fyve twn wyne pteining to 

Walt smyth. Item tua twn wyne pteining to M^ David Wedder- 

burn. Item ane twn wyne pteining to thomas boucher. Item 

ane small barrell plwmdamiss ane pock waid & tua baells papere 

pteining to Alex^ Vdwart. Item foure twn wyne tua peiss thrie 

pocks waid and ane ters vinager pteining to andro kynnareis. 

Item ane twn wyne pteining to Niniane copping. Item tua 

peiss vyne pteining to Jo^ copping. Item tua peiss vyne w* ane 

pwnsone plwmdamiss pteining to Alex^ coppine. Item ane twn 

wyne pteining to Andro abircrombie. Item ane peiss wyne 

pteining to Andro Hill And Nyne twn vyne w* ane barrell of 

plwmdamiss pteining to W^ kynnareis. 

Decimo die mensis Januarij l6l6 

Quhilk day coperit henry patersone skipper and m^' vnder god 

Marteine of ane schip of the burgh of dundie And entered the said schip 

laitlie arryved frome flanderis Conteanand Twentie foure Twn 

drywaire geir pteining to Jo^ goldman James makfie And Peter 

Inglis 

Duo decimo die mensis Martij l6l6 

Quhilk day coperit Alex^ kirkcaldie skipper & maister vnder 
god of the goode bark of dundie callit the Andro And entered 
Andro the said bark leatlie come frome Deipp Conteanand the goods and 
geir following pteining to the psones efter specifiet viz. Item aucht 
thowsand barrell girds pteining to the said Alex^ Togidder w* ten 
doussone Irone poits tua hundreth schooles & thrie pocks waid 
also pteining to the said Alex^. Item fyftene doussone Iron poitts 
foure dry wair treis q"^ 60 gross kannis 1 1 gross playing kerts 
20 doussone girds 4025 spownges 4 pocks waid equaUie pteining 
to Alex^ bultie and thomas mwdie And Sex doussone poits tua 
drywair treis w^ ane baell of papir pteining to W^ erskyne in 
Montroiss. 



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Vigesimo quarto die mensis Martij I616 f^^- ^3** 

Quhilk day coperit Williame Kynloch skipper & M^ vnder god 
of ane schip of the bur* of Dundie callit the goode fortone Con- 
teanand the goods following pteining to the psones subsequent, goode fortone 
viz. Twa twn pteining to W™ Duncan Item, 8 twn pteining to W™ 
hay. Twa twn pteining to W"^ Kynloch Item twa twn pteining 
to Ro* hamiltoun Item 3 twn pteining to Williame guthrie Item 
5 twn pteining to ro* Davidsone Item ane twn pteining to James 
peirsone Item ane twn pteining to Jo^ Duncan and tua peiss 
pteining to Patrik spenss. 

xxvj die mensis Martij I616 
Quhilk day coperit andro ross skipper & M^ vnder god of ane 
bark of the burgh of dundie called the elspet And entered the 
said bark laitlie arryved from burdeaux in f ranee cotenand the 
goods & geir following pteining to the psones subsequent viz. In ^, 
the first xij twn 2 peis pteining to andro ross of wyne. Item 
aucht twn 3 peis pteining to Jo" hodge. Item sex twn vyne 
pteining to W"^ fergussone. Item foure twn wyne pteining to 
Alex^ cokburn. Item foure twn vyne pteining to thomas crommye 
of Perth. Item ane twn ane peis pteining to Patrik dundie in 
Perth. Item tua twn half wyne pteining to Jo" Durham. Item 
tua peis wyne pteining to Jo" auchinlek. Item tua peis wyne 
pteining to andro petrie. Item tua peis vyne pteining to Jo" 
knycht. Item ane pwnsione plwmdamiss pteining to W"^ guthrie. 
Item ane peis wyne pteining to eufarae alysone. Item tua pocks 
waid pteining to andro abircrombie. Twa twn tua peis vyne 
pteining to Jo" corbet. Item ane twn vyne pteining to Jo" 
steuard And tua peis vyne pteining to M^ David Wedderburn. 

Vigesmo septimo die mensis Martij I616 
Quhilk day coperit thomas davidsone M^ vnder god of the schip 
called the bark alien of Dundee laitlie arryved from burdeaux 
Conteanand the ^ And entered the said schip cotenand the goods 
and geir following pteining to the psones rex^*^ subsequent viz. In Bark-alien 
the first Ten Twn ane peis ane terss vyne And sex pocks waid 
pteining to W"^ Davidsone. Item foure Twn thrie peis and ane 
terss of wyne pteining to Ro* prestone of cowper in fyiff. Item 
tua twn ane halff pteining to Ro* Davidsone. Item ane Twn 
pteanand to gilbert gairdyne. Item twa peis Wyne pteining to /^^- ^3^ 
W"^ kynloch. Item tua peis vyne pteining to henry guthrie. 

^ * Conteanand the/ deleted in orig. 



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Bark allane 



Thomas 



Gift of god 



Lyones 



fol. 24« 



Gift of god 



Item ane twn and half of vynager pteining to Jo^ andersone. 
Item tua pocks waid pteining to William patersone. Item 3 twn 
vyne pteining to James Davidsone. Item ane twn vyne pteining 
to Ro* Jak. Item tua pels wyne pteining to W»^ Dik. Item tua 
pels wyne pteining to Jo^ myln. Item twentie tua twn ane pels 
ane terss of wyne and ten pocks waid pteining to thomas Davidson. 

Tertio die mensis Aprilis I616 

Quhilk day coperit Ro^ halyburtoun skipper & M^ vnder god 
of the schip callit the thomas of Dundie laitlie arryved frome 
burdeaux And entered the said schip Conteanand the goods efter 
following pteining to the psones rex^*^ subsegnifeit viz. twelff twnes 
wyne pteining to thomas halyburtoun Item ten twn & ane half 
pteining to Alex^ halyburtone Item aucht twn pteining to M^ 
andro halyburtone Item 4 twn pteining to Ro* halyburtone Item 
sex twn & ane half pteining to thomas guthrie Item 2 twn ane 
pels pteining to thomas cromie Item ane twn pteining to andro 
brand Item ane twn pteining to James browne Item ane twn ptein- 
ing to Alex^ blare Item twa peiss to James Zowng. Item to James 
monorgound 3 twn Item to Wal'^ rankene ane twn 3 peiss Item to 
Jo^^ traill ane peiss And thrie peiss pteining to Jo^ thornetone. 

Nono die mensis Aprilis I6I6 

Quhilk day comperit Alex^' boyed maister vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit the gift of god And entered the said bark 
laitlie arryved frome Norroway Conteanand ane hundreth dealls 
3000 steingis ten peiss aiken tymer and ane faldome wood 
pteining all to Alex^ boyed 

The sam day coperit Jo^ myln and entered ane schip of Dundie 
laitlie arryved frome norroway Conteanand 200 half nyne ells half 
hunder twelff elnes 300 dealls and 5000 steingis all pteining to 
Johne myln 

Decimo die mensis Aprilis I616 

Quhilk day coperit W^ blyith M^ vnder god of the bark of 
dundie callit the gift of god And entered the said bark laitlie 
arryved frome burdeaux Conteanand the goods following pteining 
to the psones efter specifiet viz. Sevin twn pteining to W"^ forrester 
Item foure twn vyne and 42 pocks waid pteining to andro 
flescheour Item foure twn pteining to David strathauchine Item 
fyve twn pteining to James Cokburn Item thrie twn pteining to 
W"^ Cok Item twa twn pteining to rodger bowar And ane twn 
pteanand to David smert. 



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Decimo octavo die Aprilis I616 
Quhilk day coperit george stevinsone M'' vnder god of ane schip 
of the burghe of Dundie callit the Swift And entered the said 
schip Conteanand the goods following pteining to the psones Swift 
subsegnifeit viz. Sevin twn ane terss less and sex pocks waid ptein- 
ing to Alex^ blare Item twa twn ane half and ane terss pteining to 
W™ blare of Carhapow Item aucht twn vyne foure pocks waid 
pteining to Ro*^ carmichaell Item sex twn ane peiss & fyve pocks 
waid pteining to Jo^ Traill Item sevin twnes wyne tua pocks waid 
pteining to David Wemyss Item ane peiss and thrie pocks waid 
pteining to Jo^ Young Item sex peiss wyne pteining to Ro* 
forrester Item tua peiss wyne pteining to W"^ browne Item tua 
twnes ane pwnsione pteining to george stevinsone Item ane twn 
pteining to andro flescheour Item tua twn thrie peiss pteining to 
Ninian Copping And ane pwnsione pteining to Jo" Lichtone. 

Tertio die mensis Maij I616 
Quhilk day coperit henrye mwdie M^ vnder god of ane bark of 
dundie callit the onlie boat And entered the said barke laitlie Onlie boat 
arryved frome Norroway coteanand nyne score dealls thrie thow- 
sand steingis and TwelfF peiceiss of aikin tymer 

Lyikwayes the said day copeirit henry myills M^ vnder god of 
ane bark of dundie callit Sancto willo laitlie arryved frome norroway 
And entered the said bark coteanand fyve hundreth dealls ane Sancto Willo 
hundreth nyne ells tua thowsand steingis tuo dissone twelff ells ane 
dissone peceis of aik foure faldome burnewod 

Also coperit the said day George knycht M'' vnder god of ane 
schip of dundie called the Jonas of dundie laitlie arryved frome 
burdeaux And entered the said schip Conteanand the goods and 
geir following pteaning to the psones subsegnifeit viz. thrie twn /ol. 24^ 
thrie peis vyne xxij pocks waid 1 portione pteaning to Alex'' edward 
elder. Item fyve pocks waid pteaning to Wm Davidsone. Item 
sevintene twn vyne thrie pocks waid pteining to James flescheour 
Item ane twn vyne ane pock waid pteining to Jo" sturrok. Item Jonas 
tua pocks waid pteining to eufarae alysone. Item tua twn vyne 
pteaning to W"^ copping. Item tua peis vyne pteaning to David 
Watson. Item Twa Twn tua peis wyne pteaning to thomas 
broddie. Item tua peis vyne pteaning to Jo" blak. Item tua 
peis vyne pteaning to george stevinsone. Item thrie peis vyne 
pteaning to James boytor. Item tua peis vyne pteaning to Walt 
rankene. Item ane terss vyne pteaning to Ro* flescheour And ane 
pock waid pteaning to Ro* sterling. 



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Septimo die mensis Maij I616 
Quhilk day comperit andro rankene skipper & maister vnder 
god of ane schip of the burghe of dundie callit the david And 
David entered the said schip conteanand the goods & geir following 

pteaning to the psones subsegnifeit viz. Andro boytor nyntene twn 
vyne 18 pocks waid Item pteaning to Alex'^ somer 20 twn 2 peis 
vyne 12 pocks waid Item pteaning to Andro rankene 6 twn vyne 
Item pteaning to W™ wemyss 5 twn vyne Item pteaning to Arch^ 
kyd foure twn 2 peis wyne Item ane twn pteaning to Andro peat 
Item pteaning to James gibsone ane twn. Item pteaning to 
James hay 3 peis. Item sex peis pteaning to henrie Johnestone 
to Johne Lyn tua peis And Alex'' clerk tua peis 

Decimo tertio die mensis Maij I616 
Quhilk day coperit Jo^ patersone maister vnder god of ane 
bark of dundie the preittie Jhane And entered the said bark 
Prettie Jhane Conteanand ane hunder dealls & ane half thrie thowsand steingis 
half ane hundreth nyne ells and half ane faldome burnewood. 

Decimo quarto die mensis May I616 
Quhilk day coperit Alex^ boyes maister vnder god of ane bark 
of dundie callit the gift of god And entered the said bark laitlie 
Gift of god arryved frome norroway coteanand thrie thowsand steingis sex 
dissone dealls tua dissone of awns ^ a faldome of burnewod. 

Vigesmo septimo die mensis May I616 
fol. 25a. Quhilk day coperit Andro brand maister vnder god of ane schip 

of the burgh of dundie callit the george And entered the said 
schip coteanand the goods & geir following pteaning to the 
psones subsegnifeit viz. tua last tarr tua hunder dealls pteaning to 
George thomas halyburton Togidder w* tua barrell yrone four hunder 
scowes tua faldome of burnewod Item sex barrell Tar foure score 
dealls half barrell yrone ane hunder scowes a faldome burnewod. 
Item sex barrell tarr 80 dealls half barrell yrone ane hunder 
scowes a faldome burnewod pteining to henry clerk And sex 
barrell Tar 80 dealls half barrell Irone ane hunder scowes and ane 
faldome wod pteining to thomas webstair 

Vigesmo octavo die mensis May I616 
Quhilk day coperit andro abircrombie M^ vnder god of ane 
schip of dundie callit the fox laitlie arryved frome the Rochaell 
Fox And entered the said schip coteanand fyve hundreth fortie bolls 
salt pteaning to the owneris of the said schip. 

^ Awns=aunes (French), i.e. alder trees, 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 271 

Tertio die mensis Junij I616 

Quhilk day coperit david smyth raaister vnder god of ane schip 
of dundie callit the Swan And entered the said schip coteanand . Swane 
the Number of fyve hunder dealls fyve thowsand steingis ane 
hundreth firne tymer Twentie peces of aik sex faldome biirnewod 
and 200 trein naills pteaning all to the owneris of the said 
schip. 

Undecimo die mensis Junij I616 

Quhilk day coperit W^ richie maister vnder god of ane bark of 
dundie callit the gift of god And entered the said schip coteanand ^'^^ °^ ^°^ 
the goods and geir following pteaning to diverss psones viz. tua 
hunder dealls tua faldome burnewod & tua hunder steingis. 

Decimo tertio die mensis Junij I616 

Quhilk day coperit Andro gray And entered ane goode ship of 
dundie callit the Tigre laitlie arryved from St mertines in france Tigre 
Laidinet full of gryt salt. 

Decimo tertio die mensis Junij I616 /ol 25^, 

Quhilk day coperit William kynnareis skipper & maister vnder 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the houp for grace And entered 
the said ship laitlie arryved frome france Conteanand the goods and 
geir following pteanand to the psones subsegnifeit viz. thrie twn tua Houp for Grace 
peis twnes wyne and thrie twn thrie peis land vyne pteanand to 
Ro* hamiltoun. Item sevin peis twnes wyne and sevin peis land 
wyne pteanand to petir balmannow. Item sevin peis land wyne 
and sex peis twnes wyne pteanand to Jo'^ fullertoun. Item sex 
twn twnes vyne & ane peis land wyne pteanand to Jo" adameson. 
Item foure peis twnes vine and foure peis land vine pteanand to 
Charles rollok. Item tua peis twnes wyne and tua peis land vyne 
pteanand to thomas henry. Item nyne peis twnes vyne and thrie 
peis land vine pteanand to M^ David Wedderburn. Item foure 
peis twnes vyne pteaning to William Jak. Item foure peis twnes 
vyne and sex peis land vyne pteaning to Patrik carmichaell. Item 
tua peis land vyne pteaning to Andro hill. Item thrie twn tua 
peis twnes vyne and tua twn tua peis land vyne pteaning to Walt 
smyth. Item tua twn tua pece twnes wyne and tua twn ane pece 
land wjme pteaning to niniane Copping. Item tua pece twnes 
vyne & tua pece land vyne pteaning to Jo" copping. Item sevin 
peis twnes vyne foure peis land vyne & tua teirs vynager pteaning 



272 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

to adarae grant. Item sex pece twnes vyne and thrie pece land 
vyne pteaning to Duncan key. Item tua twn of twnes vyne 
pteining to James andersone. Item sex peice twnes vyne tua 
pece land vyne and tua teirs vynager pteaning to Andro andersone. 
Item thrie pece twnes vyne and tua pece land vyne pteining to 
William Wemyss. Item ane twn twnes vyne tua twn land vyne 
and thrie teirss vynager pteaning to Jo'^ Dun cane. Item ane pece 
land vyne pteining to henrie mathew. Item ane pece twnes vyne 
pteining to David oystlar. Item foure twn twnes vyne sex twn 
thrie pece land vyne and tua teirss vynager pteaning to W™ kyn- 
nareis. Item tua pocks waid pteining to Alex^' udward. Item tua 
pocks waid pteaning to Alex^ copping And thrie teirss vynager 
pteaning to Andrew kynnareis. 



fol. 26a. 



Vigesmo quinto die mensis Junij I616 

Quhilk day coperit george lochmalowny maister vnder god of ane 
Godissend bark of dundie callit god send And entered the said bark laitlie 
arryved frome Luidhome Conteanand sextene planks aik fyve 
dissone sweidin boords and Twelff thowsand barrel 1 skowis. 

Octavo die mensis Julij I616 

Quhilk day comperit henry myills maister vnder god of ane schip 
of dundie callit Sancto Willo and entered the said schip laitlie 
Sancto Willo arryved frome norroway Conteanand halff ane hundreth twell elnes 
tua hundreth nyne ells ane hundreth ane lialfF of dealls ane thow- 
sand steingis ane dissone peceis of corbells and foure dissone 
burnewod. 

The sam day coperit James hay maister vnder god of ane bark 
of dundie called the Jones And entered the said bark laitlie arryved 
from norroway conteaning the goods following pteaning to the 
Jones psones subsequent viz. foure hundreth dealls pteaning to James 

cokburn & Ro* Jak. Item ane hundreth halff nyne elnes half ane 
hundreth twelff elnes foure hundreth steingis and Tua faldome 
wood to the said psones. 

Nono die mensis Julij I616 

Quhilk day coperit Robert forrester maister vnder god of ane 
Anngell bark of dundie callit the Anngell and entered the said bark con- 

teanand thrie hundreth dealls ane thowsand steingis and twelff 
peceis of aikine tymer, 



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273 



Grace 



Mairtene 



Decimo die mensis Julij I616 

Quhilk day coperit Alex' prestone maister vnder god of ane fleandhairt 
bark of dundie callit the fleand hairt and entered the said bark 
coteanand thrie hundreth dealls tua dissone nyne elnes tua thow- 
sand steingis tua faldome burnewood and sex pecies of aik pteinand 
to ye owneris of the said bark. 

Duodecimo die mensis Julij I616 

Quhilk day coperit James patersone maister vnder god of ane 
bark of dundie callit the grace And entered the said bark con- 
teanand TwelfF Twn drywair geir pteanand to Joh^ zeman Ro* 
symmer Alex'^ myln and Alex^ Smythe. 

The sam day coperit henry patersone skipper and maister vnder 
god of ane bark callit the Mairtene And entered the said schip 
laitlie arryved frome flanderis leadnit w^ twentie twnes drywair geir 
pteaning to charles goldman thomas Jak W"^ Wricht and Johne 
goldman. 

Decimo octavo die mensis Julij I616 

Quhilk day coperit William halyburtone skipper and maister vnder 
god of the bark of dundie callit the grace And entered the said bark 
laitlie arryved frome stokhollome coteanand sevintene Last of 
Irone pteaning to James sysmone Alex' Jak & Alex' boytor. 

Decimo nono die mensis July I616 

Quhilk day coperit Andro rankene maister vnder god of ane 
ship of dundie callit the David And entered the said ship coteanand 
Thrie hundreth bolls ry pteaning to Walter rankene & his pair- 
teneris And ane hundreth bolls ry pteaning to the skipper and his 
companye. 

Vigesmo secundo die mensis July I616 

Quhilk day coperit Andro abircrombie skipper & maister vnder . 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the fox And entered the said ship 
laitlie arryved frome queinsbrig Conteaning threttie sex last of Fox 
pels & ry pteaning to Andro boytor Alex' symmer Alex' rankene 
William fergussone & Robert clayhills. 

Vigesmo quinto die mensis July I616 
Quhilk day coperit William Pittillok skynner & entered ane 
Bark of barreldstoun callit the blessing q'of George Mairtene is Barrcldstoun 



Grace 



fol. 26\ 



David 



S74 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

maister vnder god Conteaning thrie last ry foure last & half of 
quhyt pease ane last thrie quarteris gray pease fyve barrell 
oismonds ane Ring knappitt and TwelfF spruiss stane lynt. 

Ultimo die mensis July I616 

Quhilk day coperit George kynloch skipper & maister vnder 
god of Dundie calling the Blissing And entered the said ship 
Blissing of laitlie arryved frome stokhollome conteanand the goods & geir fol- 
"" ^^ lowing pteaning to the psones subsegnifiet viz pteaning to James 
man twelfF last ten barrell oismond Irone and tua ship pund gaid 
Irone. Item to Williame duncan twelff barrell oismond Irone and 
thrie ship pund gaid Irone. Item to James boy tor sex barrell 
oismond Irone. Item to Ro* moreis nyne last tua barrell oismond 
Irone and sex ship pund gaid Irone. Item to Ro* clayhills tua last 
oismond Irone. Item pteining to James man & Robert moreis 
equallie auchtene ship pund gaid Irone. Item to William Alex^ 
halfF ship pund kettill. Item to David peirsone ane last oismond 
Irone. Item to George kynloch aught ship pund gaid Irone 
and sex barrell oismond. Item to James kynloch thrie barrell 
oismonds and tua ship pund gaid Irone. Item to James luk ten 
barrell oismonds. Item to David hassone tua barrell oismonds and 
tua ship pund gaid Irone. Item to James hendersone Sevin 
barrells oismonds And to Robert Jak sex barrell oismonds. 

j-Ql 27a, Primo die mensis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day coperit James Downy maister vnder god of ane ship 
Hoip Weill of Dundie callit the hoip weill lately arryved from the Rotchaell 
in france And entered the said ship Conteaning sex hundreth bolls 
salt pteaning to the owneris of the ship foirsaid. 

Secundo die Augustj ]6l6 

Quhilk day coperit gilbert maidine Mercheand And entered 

Goode fortone ane ship of Dundee callit the goode fortone of dundie q^of James 

flesheor is maister vnder god laitlie arryved from the Rotchaell 

Conteaning sex hundreth bolls salt pteining to ye said James 

flescheor. 

Quinto die mensis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day coperit Jo^ rollok maister vnder god of ane ship of 
Mere Dundie callit the mere And entered the said ship laidnit w^ salt 
laitlie arryved frome Rotchaell. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 275 

Septimo die mensis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day coperit William richie Maister vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit the gift of god laitlie arryved frome Norro- Gift of god 
way Conteanand thrie hundreth dealls and foure faldome burnewod. 

The sam day coperit Alex'^ Kirkaldie Maister vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit ye andro laitlie arryved frome Wairdbeirye Androw 
coteanand sex last Tar pteaning to the said Alex'^. 



Duodecimo die mensis Augustj I6I6*. 

Quhilk day copeirit Andro law maister vnder god of ane bark of 
Anstruther callit the Jo^ laitlie arryved frome Orkney And entered Johne 
the said bark coteaning sex thowsand keilling fische Tua thowsand 
seithis and ane Last barrell fische. 



Vigesimo die mensis Augustj I6I6 

Quhilk day copeirit Alex, prestone maister vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit the fleand hairt & entred the said bark laitlie Fleand hairt 
arryved frome norroway Conteaning thrie thowsand dealls fyve 
Dissone nyne ells sex pece oakine tymer Tua thowsand steingis 
and twa faldome wood 



Vigesimo quarto die mensis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day copeirit Alex Jak and entered ane ship of Luipkee 
laitlie arryved frome stokhollme callit the Reid lyone whereof 
faltin buddie is maister vnder god Conteanand the goods & geir Reid lyone of 
following pteaning to the psones subsegnifiet viz. pteaning to Luipkee 
James boytor tua last oismond Irone twelff ship pund gaid Irone. 
Item pteaning to andro boytor 28 barrell oismond Irone Item fol. a7^ 
pteaning to Alex'^ boytor tua last oismond Irone. Item pteaning to 
James man sex barrell oismond Irone. Item pteaning to Ro*^ 
moreis sex barrell oismond Irone. Item to James symsone nyne 
last oismond Irone. and 20 ship lib. gaid Irone Item to Ro* 
Jak Twa last oismond Irone. Item to Alex Jak nyne last oismond 
Irone and twelff ship pund gaid Irone Item to David Mwdie thrie 
barrell oismond Irone. Item to Alex^ stronge 12 ship lib. kettells 
and to the skipper sex barrell tar. 



276 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Vigesimo sexto die men sis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day compeirit Andro Kynnareis maister vnder god of 
Hoip for grace ane ship of Dundie callit the hoip for grace And entred the said 
ship coteanand foure hundreth bolls rochaell salt pteaning to the 
owneris of the said ship. 

Ultimo die mensis Augustj I616 

Quhilk day compeired David smairt And entred ane ship of 
dundie callit the gift of god laitlie arryved frome Danskyne q^of 
W"^ blyith is maister Conteanand the goods & geir following 
Gift of god pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. pteaning to Patrik burghe 
ane halff last lynt fyve barrell oismonds 4 ship lib. gaid Irone a 
kist of glass thrie barrell aiss ane centiner pewtter and ane of lead. 
Item to Rodger bowar a quarter last lynt 10 stane hemp 3 barrell 
oismonds 6 ship pund gaid Irone 4 barrell esse half centiner 
pewter ane centiner & a half lead & 4 spruiss stane lynt Item to 
Alex, edward ane quarter last lynt 10 stane hemp Item To Ro* 
clayhills 2 centiner copper kettel ane quarter last lynt a barrell 
esse. Item to donald thornetone a quarter last lynt 4 ship lib. 
gaid Irone a barrell esse halff centiner pewtter. Item to Ro* 
kendo ane quarter last lynt a barrell aiss a barrell Irone. Item to 
Jo" Duncan a last oismonds 10 ship lib. swadine gaids. foure ship 
lib. Danskyne gaids thrie quarteris of ane last lynt ane centinare 
pewtter 2 kistis glass 8 wynescott. Item to W™ ramsay ane halff 
last oismonds half last gaids 2 centinare cak lead ane quarter 
last of lynt. Item to Wal*- riddell 2 ship lib gaid Irone Item 
pteaning equallie to thomas crombye and petir balmannow ane 
half last lynt. Item to Alex^ Jak ane quarter last lynt 
and half centiner pewter. Item to Wal^ Wricht a quarter last 
lynt 3 barrell esse. Item to James fethie ane quarter last 
lynt a half last gaid Irone. A barrell oismonds 3 barrell esse a 
half centiner pewtter. Item to W"^ copping ten spruiss stane 
lynt 2 barrell oismonds 2 ship lib. gaid Irone a barrell of esse. 
Item to Williame cok sex barrell oismond 5 ship lib. gaid Irone. 
30 spruiss stane lynt 6 wynscott and to James flescheour twa 
steanis and ane half of lynt. Item to Andro gill thrie barrell 
Gift of god oismonds 5 ship lib. gaid Irone, ten stane lynt 5 steane hemp 2 
barrell meall. Item to David smairt foure barrell oismonds 4 
ship lib. & ane halff gaid Irone. 22 spruiss stane lynt 2 barrell 
meall. Item to Alex gray 29 spruiss stane lynt 2 steane hemp. 
Item to David maxwell 12 spruiss steane lynt. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 277 

Decimo die mensis Septembris 1616 M- 28*. 

Quhilk day coperit Ro* forrester maister vnder god of aiie bark 
of Dundie callit the aingell And entered the said bark cotenand Aingell 
tua hunder and ane halff dealls twentie peieeis akine tymer ane 
thowsand steingis and aught hundreth trein naills 

The sam day coperit andro gray maister vnder god of the goode 
ship of Dundie callit the Tigre And entered the said ship arrived Tigre 
frome norroway coteanand sextene hundreth dealls sevin dussone 
twelff ells fy ve dissone nyne ells and fyve hundreth steingis. 

Undecimo die mensis Septembris I616 

Quhilk day copeired george bailzie maister vnder god of ane 
bark of dundie callit the george And entered the said bark 
coteaning thrie hundreth dealls pteaning tO'Alex'^ mar & george George 
bailzie more half ane hundreth nyne ells half ane hundreth twelff 
ells fyftene hundreth steingis and tua faldome wood. 

Duodecimo die mensis Septembris I616 

Quhilk day copeired Andro ross maister vnder god of ane bark 
of dundie callit the elspet and entered the said bark coteaning Elspet 
twelff scoir bolls rochaell salt. 

Decimo tertio die Sep^ I616 

Quhilk day copeirit David smyth maister vnder god of the ship 
of dundie callit the swan And entered the said ship coteaning 400 Swan 
dealls sex dissone nyne ells nyne dissone twelff ells 1500 steingis 
and 3 faldome wood. 

Decimo sexto die Sep'^ I616. 

Quhilk day copeirit barnard Cornelius fleming and entered ane 
ship q'^of he was maister vnder god callit the roiss coteaning 400 Roiss 
barrells wyngzeoinis pteaning to alex^ blare skipper and 280 
barrells wyngzeoinis pteaning to the said barnard and david hay. 

Decimo septimo die mensis Septembris I616 fol 28^. 

Quhilk day comperit Ro<^ halyburton skipper & maister vnder 
god of the ship callit the Thomas And entered the said ship laitlie 
arryved frome Poill Conteanand the guids & geir following ptean- 
ing to the psones subsegnifiet viz. to William carmichaell thrie ship 



S78 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

pund gaid Irone sex barrell of oismond Irone 5 barrell of aiss 3 
kist of glass ane quarter last of lint half centrell pewtter 4 centrell 
lead Item pteaning to Andro michell half last lynt l6 barrell 
oismond Irone 6 ship pund gaid Irone 5 barrell aiss 2 barrell pitche 
1 centrell pewtter ane ring of knaphard & thrie kist of glass. 
Item pteaning to Ro* auchinlek 4 barrell oismond Irone 1 quarter 
last lynt 3 ship pund gaid Irone. Item apperteaning to William 
Jak 5 barrell aiss 4 barrell oismond 1 quarter centrell pewtter 3 
Thomas ship pund gaid Irone half barrell soap. Item appteaning to 
thomas meik tua last lynt Item to Andro Andersone in St. 
Johnestoun 14 barrell oismond Irone 28 ship pund gaid Irone and 
9 wyneskott. Item to grigorie Johnstoun 14 barrell oismond 
Irone 9 ship lib gaid Irone 2 wyne skott Item to William Dick- 
sone of St Johnestoun 3 ship lib gaid Irone. Item to Jo^ murray 
in St Johnestoun 5 barrell oismonds. Item to Thomas halyburton 
6 barrell oismonds half last gaid Irone 4 wynescott. Item apper- 
tening to Ro* kendow 3 ship lib gad yrone 2 barrell osmond yrone 
halff last Lynt 50 steane takell 45 lib pouder. Item appertening 
to Rodger bower 3 ship lib gad yrone 1 barrell aisses 12 steane 
takell 1 centrell halff led 3 quarter centrell pouder 2 barrell 
Osmonds 9 steane Lynt 1 kist off glasse. Item appertening to 
peter balmanow 2 ship lib wax. Item appertening to Donald 
thorntone 2 ship lib gad yrone 2 barrell osmond yrone 45 lib 
pouder 14 steane Lint. Item apperteaning to Jo" Danskyne 
skynner 2 ship lib gaid Irone 3 barrell oismonds 13 spruiss steane 
Lynt And apperteaning to Johne pourie In St Johnestoun thrie 
ship lib gaid Irone tua barrells oismonds half centrell pouder and 
tua Centrell lead. 



/^^- ^9""' Decimo nono die mensis Septembris l6l6 

Quhilk day comperit William kynloch maister vnder god of the 
Grace [sic] bark callit the gude fortone And entered the said bark laitlie 
arryved frome Polle Conteanand the guids & geir following 
pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. to James symsone thrie 
last sex barrell oismonds and fyve ship lib gaid Irone. Item to 
Alex^ boytor 18 barrell of oismonds ellevin ship lib and 5 leith [lib.] 
gaid Irone. Item to W°^ walker 1 8 barrells of oismonds 32 ship 
lib and 9 leith lib gaid Irone. Item to Ro* Jak 12 barrell oismonds 
28 ship lib and twelff Leith lib gaid Irone 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 279 

Decimo octavo die Septemb l6l7 

Quhilk day William blair In name of ye Relict and vtheris of 
vmq'^ Alex^ Cokburn schoirm'^ of his Intromissioun w* ye schoir 
dweteis In anno l6l6" his chairge is found to extend to thrie 
hundreth xlvij lib xvi^s viij^ and his disehairge is found to extend 
to ye sowme of ane hundreth ten pundis nyne schillingis aucht 
pennies sa restis ye Compter avand tua hundreth xxxvij lib 7^. It 
is to be remembered yat ye toun wes avand to ye Compter at ye 
futt of his last Compt ane hundreth foure scoir threttene lib viij^ x^ 
qikis j-jQ^ defalked of ye rest cotenit in yis Compt Sa ye compter 
will be avand xliiij/ heirof thair is deduced for ye Compteris fie 
twentie merkis And twentie merkis q^^ is allowed to thomas haly- 
burton q^^ wes avand to him of disputit payment be patrik Lyn 'ye 
tyme of ye Making of ye said thomas halyburtones Compt/ Sa 
thair restis avand be ye compter xxvj m^^ q^*^ is ordanit to be 
delyvered to Jo^ fullertoun p'^* schoirm'^ 

W. Auchinlec prouest. 

Robert Clay hill is baillie 

T. Halyburtone baillie 

W. Fergusson Dean of Gild auditor 

James boyter Auditor 

Jhone fullartone 

Androw boyter 

Primo die mensis Octobris l6l5 fo/. 29b 

Quhilk day comperit george stevinsone skipper & maister vnder 
god of the bark of Dundee callit the Swift And entered the said 
bark laitlie frome Swadin conteanand the gudis and geir following 
pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. to William forrester 8 dissone Swift 
8 planks 11 dissone swadin buirdis 4 score 15 firrekenis of Tarr 
Item to David strathauchin 8 dissone 8 planks 11 dissone swadin 
buirdis 4 score 15 firrekenis of Tarr. Item to William copping 8 
dissone 8 planks To Alex'^ philpt ane last and ane half of Tarr 
Item to Jo^ hodge younger half ane last of Tarre to George 
stevinsone half ane last of Tarre and ane hundreth knaphard. 

The sam day Comperit James hay & entered ane ship of 
Dundie callit the Lyones q^of James hay is maister vnder god Lyones 
laitlie arryved frome Norroway Conteanand fyve hundreth dealls 
half ane hundreth twell elnes sex dissone nyne ells fyve thowsand 
steingis and sex faldome burnewod. 



280 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 



Decimo quarto die mensis Octobris I616 

Quhilk day coperit thomas fynnie and entered ane bark of 

James Dundie callit the James laitlie arryved frome flanderis q'^of 

James strathauchin is maister vnder ^od Conteanand aucht score 

barrells wyngzeones pteaning to Andro cowie Ro^ constabill & 

thomas finy. 

Ultimo die mensis Octobris I616 

Quhilk day coperit george baillie and entered ane bark of 
Dundie callit the George, laitlie arryved frome flanderis q^of 
George himself is maister vnder god coteanand the guids & geir following 
pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. to Ro*- moreis iiij^^ barrells 
wyngzeones Item to the said george baillie xxx barrells wyngzeones 
Item to thomas Kyill 20 barrells wyngzeones Item to William 
patersone iiij^^ barrell wyngzeones and sex barrell apills. 

The sam day coperit ninian balfour maister vnder god of a bark 
of Dundie callit the claynge coist and entered the said bark laitlie 
Claynge coist arryved frome flanderis conteanand twelff scoir of wyngzeones and 
fol. 30*. twentie barrells apills appteaning to the frauchteris of the said 
bark To wit to Jo^ blak 40 barrellis to James meallene 40 barrells 
W"^ cok 30 barrells to Alex^ rind 30 barrells to Niniane balfour 
40 barrells w* ten barrells apills to waiter bannerman 40 barrells w* 
ten barrels apills and to James hay 20 barrells of wyngzeones. 

• Duodecimo die mensis Novembris I616 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'^ bultie and entered ane bark of Dundie 
callit the Jo^ qTof Jo^ patersone is M^ vnder god laitlie arryved 
Johne frome colpnaholme Conteanand the guids & geir following pteanand 

to the psones subsequent viz. to James mwdie 3 last Tarre 8 ship 
lib gaid Irone Item to Andro boyter elder 1 last half tarre 8 ship 
lib gaid Irone to Alex^ bultie 4 last half tarre 10 ship lib gaid 
Irone And to James [blank in orig.] tua drywair treis w* ennet 
seids and sum kettillis. 



Decimo tertio die Novembris 1616 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'^ blair & entered ane bark of Dundie 

Grace q'^of himselff" is maister callit the grace laitlie arryved frome norro- 

way Conteanand 1000 steingis sex bfell tarr 3 faldome burnewood 

300 balstengis 3 dissone oikin dealls 12 peaceis oak for ship wark 

and 500 arrow shaftis. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 281 

The sam day coperit henrie patersone maister vnder god of ane 
bark of South ferie called the Mairtene and entered the said 
bark laitlie arryved frome Zeland coteanand l60 barrells of Mairtene 
wyngyeones 16 twnes Drywair geir pteaning to Ro*^ somer Jo^ 
zeman Jo° goldman & andro makfie. 

Decimo quinto die mensis Nov. I616 

Quhilk day coperit henrie wyes maister vnder god of ane bark 
of dundie callit Saneto Willo laitlie arryved frome Norroway And 
entered the said bark conteanand ane hundreth nyne ells ane Saneto Willo 
hundreth twell ells ane hundreth dealls 4000 steingis 4 faldome 
wood sex corbells of aik. 

[Vigesimo] secundo die nov. I616 

Quhilk day coperit george knycht skipper and maister vnder 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the Jonas & entered the said 
ship laitlie arrived frome lupkie cotenand twelff last pick tarr & Jonas 
osemond Irone pteaning to James boyter James peirsone David 
rollok and ro* davidsone. 

Vigesimo sexto die Nov. I616 fol. 3°^ 

Quhilk day coperit W"^ kynnareis maister vnder god of ane 
ship of Dundie callit the hope for grace And entered the said ship 
conteaning the goods following pteaning to the psones particular! ie 
vnder namit viz. In the first to peter balmannow of wyne 6 twn Hoip for grace 

3 peiss Item to David strathauchin of wyne 3 twn of plwmdames 
16 peis More to adame graunt of wyne 3 twn thrie peis more to 
grigory Jonstone of vine 3 twn To Duncan key of vine 2 twn To 
andro andersone of vine ane twn tuo peiss To alex'^ andersone of 
vine thrie peiss w** a pock waid To W™ Duncane of vine ane twn 
tua peiss To Jo'^ Duncane of vine tua twn 3 peiss more of vineageir 
2 teirsis andro roiss of vine 2 twn To niniane copping of vine 

4 twn To andro cowie of vine thrie twn 6 pocks waid To andro 
kynnareis of vine fyve twn 2 peiss & of hony ane teirss To Alex*" 
udward of waid foure pocks & of plwmedames 2 barrells To Wal*^ 
smithe of vine 4 twn 3 peiss and 2 brell of plwmedames. To 
andro hill of vine thrie peiss & to marjorie duncane of vine 2 peiss. 
To Jo^ adamesone of vine 4 twn. To Ro*^ cowty of vine ane twn. 
To W"^ kynnareis of vine 12 twnes and 6 pocks waid w^ ane peiss 
of hony ane peiss of vinageir & ane teirse. 



282 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Sexto die Deeemb I616 

Quhilk day coperit andro renkene skipper and maister vnder 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the David And entered the said 
David gj^ip laitlie arrived frome france coteaning the goods following 
pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. in the first to Ro* hamiltoun 
& alex^ symer and thair pairteneris 40 twn of vine thrie pocks of 
waid To andro rankene 3 twn ane pece To wal* wemyss 5 twn 

1 peiee. To Peter balmannow 3 twn To thomas meffen 2 twn. 
To patrik lyndsay ane twn. To Ro* straq" thrie peice. To andro 
moreis 5 peice To Henrie Jonstone thrie twn. To James hay 

3 peis. To henrie knycht 3 peis To Wal* renkene 5 pece & to 
andro ross ane twn. 

fol. 31a. Undecimo die Januarij l6l7 

Quhilk day copeirit Jo" falconare merch*- & entered ane ship of 
dundie called the Ro* q^of David peirsone is maister vnder god 
And entered the said ship laitlie arrived frome Danskene Contean- 
ing the goods following pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. 
Robert To Robert hamiltoun of aiss 6 barrells 6OO knaphard sex vinescot 
Item to alex^ bower of gaid Irone 40 ship lib of oismond Irone 

2 last 8 barrells 5 sentenear of lead ane last & half last aiss 15 
spruis steane hemp fowre chistis glass 8 barrells pitche more 

4 vinescott more of knaphard 1800. Item to w™ rodger of oismond 
Irone 14 barrells of aiss 18 bfells of pitche 6 bfells of Lint half a 
last of hemp 2 last 2 chistis of glass. Item to Ro* kendo of aiss 
6 barrells 1 qrt'^ last lint 15 spruiss steane hemp 4 barrells oismond 
Irone. Item to george stiell of aiss 14 barrells 1 chist glass 
4 spruce steane lint. To David peirsone of gaid Irone 6 ship lib 
of aiss 4 brell. Item to Jo'^ richie a bfell Irone. Item to Jo" 
gibsone 1 bfell Irone. To W"^ cowstone ane barrell Irone. To 
jo" falconare ane barrell Irone. 

Sexto die mensis January l6l7 

Quhilk day Comperit Ro* halyburtone maister vnder god of the 
Thomas ship of Dundie callit the thomas And entered the said ship laitlie 
arryved frome Burdeaux conteanand the goods and geir following 
pteaning to the psones subsegnifiet viz. To thomas halyburtone 
fyvetene twn & ane thrid of vine to William fergussone [blank in 
orig.] to henrie guthrie [blank in orig.] to ro^ halyburtone [blank 
in orig.] to James braund [blank in orig.] to Patrik Spens [blank in 
orig.] and to Johne mylne twa pwnsheones of plwmdames. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 283 

Octavo die mensis Aprilis l6l7 
Quhilk day comperit W"^ kynloch And entered the ship of 
dundie q^of him selfF is maister callit the good fortoun laitlie cum good fortoun 
frome norroway coteaning a hundreth dealls ane hundreth nyne 
ells and twelfF ells sex thowsand steingis & fo'^ faldome wood. 

Undecimo die mensis Aprilis l6l7 fol. 31^ 

Quhilk day comperit henrie myll maist^ under god of the ship 
of dundee callit the Sancto willo And entered the said ship laitlie Sancto willo 
arryved frome norroway coteanand j"^ Dealls j° nyne ells halfe 
hundreth twelfF ells ane dossone corbells of aik tua dossone aish 
foure faldome wood 

Decimo quinto die Aprilis I617 

Quhilk day coperit david nisiep maist^ of ane ship of Trailsound 
callit Rabuck And entered the said ship laitlie cum therfra Rabuck of 
coteanand threttie foure lastis bijr pteaning to Paule hynd mchand 
and nyne lastis bijr pteaning to the copany of the said ship. 



Trailsound 



Quinto die mensis may l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit henrie clerk skipper & maist^ under god of 
ane ship of dundee callit the lyones & entered the said ship laitlie Lyones 
cum frome Norroway conteanand 200 tymer 5000 steings ane dissone 
aik & thrie faldome wood 

The sam day coperit Wm kynnareis maist^ under god of ane 
ship of dundee callit the hoip for grace & entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Burdeaux coteanand the goods following ptean- 
ing to the psones subsequent viz. In the first to Walt rankene 
younger sex twn 2 pece twnes wyne and tua twn tua pece land Hoip for grace 
vine with thrie pocks waid Item to James peirsone sex pece 
twnes vine 2 pece land vine Item to Adame bennett sex pece 
Twnes vine and 4 pece land vine To Jon Duncane thrie twn 
j pece land wyne and ane pece twnes wyne ane pwnscheone 
vynager & ane terce & ane pwnscheone of prwindames Item to 
Wm duncan sex pece twnes vine and tua pece land vyne to Alex'' 
Andersone tua pece twnes vine To Adame graunt of twnes wyne 
4 pece and 2 pece land vine To Wm powrie of vinager tua pece 
2 barrel I prwnedamess to Wm Andersone tua treis vinager To 
Ro* moreis sex pece twnes vine To Walt smyth 6 pece land vine 
2 pece twnes vine thrie pocks waid To marjorie duncan 3 pece 



284 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

twnes vine Item To Ro*^ carmichaell 3 pece land vine To ninian 
fol 32* copping of twnes vine fyve pece To Mr Patrik carnegy of twnes 

vine foure pece Item to James young of twnes vine aucht pece 
Item to Jo^ blak of twnes vine 2 pece Item to James monorgund 
of twnes vine 3 Twn j pece and of land vine 4 pece Item to 
thomas hendersone of twnes vine 3 pece Item to Patrik car- 
michaell of land vine 3 pece Item to James steward of twnes 
vine 3 pece Item to peter balmanow of land vine 2 pece of twnes 
vine 2 pece Item alex^ meill of twnes vine 4 pece To James blake 
Hoip for grace ane terce of hony Item to Mr David Wedderburn of twnes vine 
6 pece of land vine 2 pece Item to Wm kynnareis of land vine 6 
twn 2 pece of twnes vine 3 twn ane twn vinager 5 pocks waid 
Item to Andrew kynnareis of twnes vine 4 twn of land vine 4 twn 
3 pece 3 terce vinager 2 barrells prwnedamass Item to David 
Wemyss 4 twn 2 pece twnes vine of land vine 2 twn 2 pece and 2 
pocks waid And more to Mr David Wedderburn of twnes vine 5 
pece of land vine 2 pece. 

Septimo die may l6l7 

Quhilk day comperit thomas davidsone skipper & maist^ under 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the bark allane And entered the 
said ship laitlie cum frome burdeaux ladned w* the goods following 
Bark allane pteaning to the psones subsequent To wit In the first foure twn 
j pece twnes vine pteaning to Ro* flesheour. & foure twn ane pece 
land vine Item To David rollok 3 pece twnes vine 3 pece land 
vine to Ro*- flesheour ane terce vine Jo^^ sturrok 3 pocks waid To 
James peirsone 5 pece twnes vine 2 pece land vine To thomas 
crombie of perthe inchand 2 twn twnes vine 5 pece land vine To 
James Davidson 6 pece twnes vine 6 pece land vine To Andro 
panter j pece twnes vine ane pece land vine To Ro* Jack 7 pece 
twnes vine 5 pece land vine To James gray 2 pece twnes vine 2 
pece land vine. To Jo" smyth j pece twnes vine 2 pece land vine 
To henrie knycht j pece twnes vine j pece land vine To thomas 
murray j pece twnes vine j pece land vine To thomas Davidsone 
ellevin twn 2 pece twnes vine 17 twn 2 pece land vine 8 pocks 
waid all of the twnes of land vine foirsaid being comptit at 4 pece 
the twn. 

.^ b Nono die mensis may l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Alex^ halyburtone maist^ under god of a 
ship of dundie callit the heart & entered the said ship laitlie cum 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 285 

frome burdeaux coteanand of burdeaux vine twentie nyne twn ane Heart 
terse of land vine nyne twn j peiss of vinager ane twn & ane half 
and 45 pocks waid 

Decimo die may anno I6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm richie & entered ane ship of Dundie 
qrof himselfe is m^ laitlie cum frome norroway coteanand [delete in Gift of god 
original] callit the gift of god conteanand 100 dealls 2000 steingis 
2 faldome wood 4 peces aikintymer. 

Decimo nono die may l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm halyburtone & entered a ship of Dundie 
callit the grace laitlie cum frome Rochell leadned w* nyne score Grace 
bolls salt 

Vigesimo die may anno l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm Wemyss & entered ane ship of flisheing Houp of 
callit the houpe thereof laithe cum frome Rochell loadned with 500 '^ ^'"^ 
bolls salt pteaning to himselfe. 

Die xxiij may anno l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'^ prestone & entered ane bark of dundie 
callit the fleing hairt laitlie cum frome norroway coteanand 200 Flying hairt 
dealls 200 tymer 2000 steingis 2 faldome wod 

The sam day coperit James auchterlony & entered ane bark of 
dundie callit the grace of god qrof himselfe is maisf^ laitlie cum *grace of god 
frome norroway laidned with half ane hundreth dealls 100 nyne ells 
2000 steingis 2 faldome wod pteaning to the said Mr & James 
meilling. 

The day said David urquhart entered the ship of dundie callit 
the [blank in original] laitlie cum frome norroway loadned w* 200 David vrquhart 
dealls 2000 steingis 2 faldome wood and 3 peces oakin Tymer 

Vigesimo Tertio die mensis May anno dni l6l7 /^^- 33°- 

Quhilk day coperit Jo^ smyth & entered ane bark of dundie 
laitlie cum frome norroway callit the onlie boat q^'of Wm leyis is Onlie boat 
m'^ loadned w*^ 300 dealls 4 dissone suadin tymer 2000 steingis 4 
faldome wood ane dissone aik treis 



286 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 



Andro 



Ultimo die may l6l7 

Quliilk day coperit Andro panter & entered ane ship of diindie 
callit the andro laitHe cum frome Rochell w* salt pteaning to the 
owneris of the said ship 



Primo die Junij l6l7 
Quhilk day coperit george knycht & entered ane ship of dundie 
Jonas callit the Jonas laitlie cum fra Rie of the qu^'^ ship 

himselfe (under god) is m^ loadned with thrie last lint ane last 
hemp 5 last aiss 800 knaphard 6 pypes vine pteaning to Ja^ 
boytor James peirsone Ninian copping Wm kynnareis & Ro* 
davidson 

Nono die Junij l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm rodger & entered ane bark of [blank 

William in original] callit [blank in original] laitlie cum frome Swadin & 

Rogers Bark Conteanand 24 ship lib Swadin gad Irone 6 barrells oismond Irone 

1800 small knaphard 6 sentinar of lead & ane sentinar pewtter 

pteaning to the said Wm & Wm Duncan. 

Duodecimo die mensis Junij anno l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Andro rankene & entered ane ship of 
David dundie callit the David laitlie cum frome burdeaux conteanand of 
wyne pteaning to Ro* hamiltone & Alex'^ Symmer 24 twns To 
Andro boytor 20 twn whereof James boyter hes S twn To Andro 
rankene 7 twn To Andro kyd 5 twn vine To henrie Johnesone 3 
twn to James hay 3 pece vine And To David Smairt 3 pece vine. 



fo^. 33^- 



Elspet 



Decimo tertio die Junij l6l7 
Quhilk day coperit Andro Ross & entered ane ship of Dundie 
qr^^ himselfe is maist^ callit the elspet laitlie cum frome burdeaux 
loadnet w* the goods following viz. To Andro ross 2 twn twnes 
vyne 5 twn land vyne To henrie guthrie ten twn land vine To 
thomas cromby in p*^^^ [Perth] 3 twn twnes vine ane twn land vine 
to Mr. David Wedderburn 2 twn land vine to Andro rankene j 
twn land vine to Walt smyth j twn land vine to Jo^ durham 3 
twn vine to Donald monro 4 twn twnes vine 2 twn land vine To 
thomas fotheringhame for p*^ sex twn vine And to Ro* rollok j twn 
2 pece vine. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 287 



Decimo quarto die meiisis Junij l6l7 
Quhilk day coperit Andro gray and entered the good ship of 
Dundie calHt the Tiger laithe cum frome Rochell loadned with salt Tigre 
pteaning to the owneris of the said ship. 

Sexto die Julij anno d"M6l7 

Quhilk day comperit Ro*- forrester & entered ane bark of Dundie 
callit aingell qr°^ himselfe is m'^ under god laitlie cum frome Stok- 
hollome Conteanand fyve last oismond Tyrone 3 ship lib gaid Irone Aingell 
pteaning to Alex^ Jack To Ro<^ moreis fyve last oismond Irone 
foure ship lib gaid Irone Item to the said ro* forrest sex barrell 
oismond Irone and to Jo^ Auchinlek foure barrell oismond Irone. 

Nono die Julij anno d'^^ l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm halyburtone mais*^ under god of ane 
ship of Dundie callit the Patience & entered the said ship laitlie 
cum frome Rochell coteanand thrie hundreth bolls salt. 

Decimo quinto die Julij l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'^ kirkaldie & entered ane bark of dundie 
laitlie cum frome norvegia callit the Andro q^'of himself is M'^ 
under god coteanand thre score pece oakin tymmer viij^ steingis 
thrie faldome wood. 

Decimo quinto die mensis Julij anno d^^ l6l7 
Quhilk day coperit Alex^ prestone maisf^ under god of a bark 
of Dundie callit the flieing hart laitlie cum frome norvegia And 
entered the said bark coteanand tua hundreth dealls ane hundreth 
tymmer 500 steingis and tua faldome wood. 

Decimo sexto die July l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Alex'" M'Kye & entered ane ship of dundie 
callit the Catharine whereof hepburne the young'^ is Mr under god 
laitlie cum frome norroway coteanand 500 dealls 100 twelff ells 
200 nyne ells 3000 steingis and foure faldome wood all pteaning 
to the said Alex^. 

The sam day coperit the said Alex'^ M'Kye & entered ane bark 
of dundie callit the gift of god whereof david vrquhart is M^ gift of god 
under god laitlie cum fro norvegia coteanand 100 dealls 100 nyne 
ells 500 steingis & thrie faldome wood pteaning all to the said 
Alex^ 



Patience 



Bark callit 
Andro 



M 34*- 



flieing hart 



Catharine 



J288 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 



The day foirsaid coperit henrie clerk & entered ane ship of 

Dundie callit the Lyoness (whereof James hay is maist^ under 

Lyones god) laithe cum frome norvegia coteaning 400 tymer 200 dealls 

2000 steingis 4 faldome wood pteaning to the said James & Jonet 

blyith. 

xxviij July l6l7^ 

Wm lyndsay entered ane ship of dundie whereof himselfe wes 
Thomas m^ (under god) callit the thomas laitlie cum fro norroway cotean- 
and thrie hundreth dealls 100 firr tymer 2000 steingis 2 faldome 
wood pteaning to thomas halyburtone. 

Vigesimo tertio die augusti l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit andro ross & entered ane ship of dundie 
Elspett callit the elspet q'"of andro rattray is m'^ laitlie cum frome norro- 
way conteanand 300 dealls 200 nyne ells 200 twell ells sex faldome 
wod pteaning to the owneris of the said ship. 

Vigesimo quinto die mensis Augustj l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Jo^ myln & entered ane bark of St minnanis 
Ane bark of callit [blank in original] whereof Alex^' gilespie is maist^ conteanand 
e ^^^ ^^^^ dealls 100 twelff ells 1000 steingis 2 faldome wood ptean- 

ing to Jo^ mylne. 

Secundo die septembris l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit ro^ moreis & entered ane bark of Dundie 
laitlie cum frome stokhollome callit the swan whereof himself is 
m^ under god coteanand fourtene last osmond Irone & foure 
ship lib copper keitills. 



St minnans' 



Swan 



fol. 34^. 



gift of god 



Secundo die mensis septembris anno d"^ l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit thomas mwdy & entered ane bark of dundie 
laitlie cum frome norway callit the gift of god coteanand ane 
hundreth dealls pteaning to himselfe. 



Tertio die mensis septembris l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Wm fergussone & entered ane ship of 
the thrie kings flisheing callit the thrie kyngis laitlie cum frome flishing loadnit 
w* salt & sum vther small wairis pteaning to the said Wm Andro 
morriesone & ro* Jack 



of flisheing 



^ This entry interpolated in smaller handwriting in the original. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 289 

Quinto die sept l6l7 

Quhilk day coperit Jo^ small m'^ under god of ane bark of 
portincraig callit the phenix and entered the said ship laitlie cum Phenix of 
frome norroway coteanand foure houndreth firrin dealls ane 
hundreth firrin tymer 2000 steingis twelff peces of oakin stalffis & 
foure faldome wood 

Sexto die mensis Septembris anno d'^* l6l7 

Quhilk day comperit Jo" rollok raaisf^ under god of the good 
ship of Dundie callit the good fortoun And entered the said ship good fortoun 
laitlie cum frome rochell coteanand fyve houndreth bolls salt or 
thereby pteaning to James flesheor owner of the said ship. 

The same day coperit William kynloch & entered ane bark of 

dundie callit the good fortone whereof himself is maisf^ under god 

laitlie cum from stokhollome loadned with foure last and ane half Bark callit 

good fortone 
oisemond Irone pteaning to Ro** moreis To James sympsone foure 

last & ane half oisemondis To Alex^ Jack foure last and ane half 

oismond Irone k to the said maist^ foure last oismonds.^ 

Septimo die mensis septembris l6l7 

Quhilk day comperit thomas halyburtone younger & entered 
ane bark of dundie callit the george whereof Ro* halyburtone is 
m^ under god laitlie cum frome Upslo coteaning pteaning to George 
thomas halyburtone ane last & ane half tarr tua faldome wood 
To ro* halyburtone aught barrells tarr ane faldome wood To 
thomas halyburtone ane last & ane half tarr tua faldome wood & to 
henry mudy aught barrell tarr tua faldome wood 

Octavo die mensis septembris l6l7 
Quhilk day comperit Jo" falconar & entered ane ship of Dundie 
callit the ro* laitlie cum frome stokhollome coteaning pteanand to 
ro*^ hamiltone of oismond Irone thrie lasts and of gaid Irone sex Robert 
ship lib To James man of oismond Irone twelff last & of gad Irone 
20 ship lib Item to Alex'^ boyter of oismond Irone twelff last of gad 
Irone vj ship lib of copper 2 ship lib To James sympsone of 
oismonds 3 lasts & of copper 2 ship lib 



* After this entry the clerk had begun to duplicate the entry which precedes, 
relating to the ship ' good fortoun,' but on reaching the words * bolls salt,' had 
observed his mistake, and drawn his pen through it. 

T 



290 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

Nono die septembris l6l7 
David covfit's David covfit entered his ship of dundie laitlie cum frome norro- 
^ *^ way callit [blank in the original] coteanand tua hundreth dealls 

1000 steings 5 faldome wood 100 pteaning to the said david. 

xij September l6l7 
grace James moncur entered the ship callit the grace of Dundie laitlie 

cum frome elsinore coteaning tua last tarr pteaning to Wm 
halyburtone to andro clayhills foure last and to thomas auchinlek 
foure last 

xxvj September l6l7 ^ 
Gods send Wm carmichaell m^ of the bark callit the god send entered her 
coteaning 6000 steingis pteaning to T>^ rollok & thrie pteaning 
[deleted] 6 doz dealls of aik 2 doz small peces oak & tua faldome 
wood 
/<?/. ss*. Vpone ye twentie fyft day off Januarij the yeir of god j*" vj*' 
Memorandum and auchtene yeiris Jhone fullarton peir™^ of yis burgh hes maid 
p^r^^is^andls ^^^ compt of ye intromissioun w^ schoir dewteis and uther 
twelff gryte casualiteis belonging yr*° of the yeir of god j"^ vj° and seventene 
four" of'qi^ yeiris His chairge is found to extent to ye soume of foure 
twelff ells and hundreth fourtie nyne poundis ten^^ And his dischairge extendis 
sewine nyne ells . r-.i.ij.i.ii,- • j- c? 

Tuagryteaikine ^^ ye soume 01 tua hundreth thrie scoir nyne poundis mony aua 

treis expendid restis ye compter awine the soume of ane hundreth four scoir lib 

for ye shoir "^ •* 

Ane Irone x^^ q^^ remaines in his awine hand And salbe comptable y'^off to 

Jhone fulartoun ye Provost and bailleis at ye next compt And it is remembered 
that ye compters fie & all other extraordinarie chairges ar alio wit 
in ye dischairge 

W. Auchinlec prouest 
W Fergusson Baillie Auditor 
James boyter baillie 
J. Kyd Baillie Auditor 
A Wedderbume baillie auditor 
Robert clayhillis Avditor 
James Man Auditor 
James Wedderburn awditor 
thomas Jack M^ ospitell 
De mandato Robertj Broune auditoris scribere nescie ut asserint 
M^ Jacobus Wedderburn notarius pub. Subscryvit 

■■ The last five entries have been v^^ritten in a much smaller hand than the 
rest of the page so as to l^av^ the succeeding page blank for the auditor's 
certificate, vk^hich follow^§. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 291 

Sexto die mensis Octobris l6l7 M 3S^* 

Quhilk day comperit thomas fynnie and ane [sic] entered ane 
bark callit the James wherof James Strathauchin is maisf^ vnder James 
god laitlie cum frome flanderis conteanand sex last of wyngyeones 
pteaning to the said thomas and James and tua twnes dry wair 
geir pteaning to Ro* symmer. 

Decimo die mensis Novembris I6l7 
. Quhilk day comperit James Hay skipper & maister vnder god 
of ane ship of Dundie callit the lyones And entered the said ship Lyones 
laitlie cum frome Norvegia conteanand tua hundreth dealls tua 
hundreth tymer tua thousand steingis & foure faldome wood. 

Vigesimo sexto die mensis Novembris l6l7 
Quhilk day comperit James moncur skipper & maister vnder 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the grace, and entered the said 
ship laitlie cum from flanderis cotening thrie hundreth barrell grace 
wyngeones pteaning to Alex^ Kynmond Alex^ rynd & W^ Johne- 
sone To David hunter ane pwnsheone & ane bfell of figgis 
pteaning to David hunter Togidder with ane pok of gaw & tua 
poks of wyngeones seid pteaning to him. 

Vigesimo septimo die mensis novembris l6l7 
Quhilk day comperit henry mwdie maister vnder god of ane 
ship of dundie callit the george and entered the said ship laitlie 
cum frome flanderis coteaning the wyngeones following pteaning george 
to the psones subsequent viz. to thomas halyburtone thrie score 
ten barrells wyngeones to henrie mwdie 35 barrells To Walter 
banerman 35 barrells to thomas murray threttie fyve barrells To 
Jo" myln 35 barrells To W^ melhng ten barrell and to the boy 
Jo" halyburtone tua barrell. 

Tertio die mensis Decembris l6l7 
Quhilk day comperit henry patersone M' vnder god of the ship 
callit the martene & entered the said ship laitlie cum frome Mairtene 
flanderis conteaning tua hundreth barrells wyngeones Ten twn 
dry wair geir whereof the tua p* apperteanis to Jo" Yeaman elder 
& the thrid p* therof to James fethie. 



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Decimo sexto die mensis January I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit Robert halyburtone maister vnder god of 
Swan ane bark of dundie callit the swan & entered the said bark laitlie 
cum frome Rochell coteaning sextene scoir bolls salt. 

Duodecimo die mensis January l6l8^ 
Quhilk day comperit andro ross skipper & maister vnder god of 

Elspet ^^6 ship of dundie callit the elspet And entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Burdeaux coteaning the wynes resp^® following, 

fol. 36*. pteaning to the psones subsequent viz : to andro ross nyne twnes 
wyne to william graunt in p*^ [Perth] threttene twnes wyne to 
henry guthrie sevine twnes wyne to James flesheour tua twn wyne 
to Richard hay ane twn tua pece wyne To thomas cromby in p*^ tua 
twn wyne to Jo'^ durhame tua twn wyne and James ross ane 
twn wyne. 

Decimo nono die mensis february I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit andro abircrombie maister vnder god of 
ane ship of dundie callit the fox and entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Rochell coteaning twentie fyve score bolls 
salt pteaning to Ro* Clayhillis andro flesheour david hunter and 
andro abircrombie. 

Vigesimo octavo die mensis february I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Robert moreis & entered ane bark of creall 
Michaellof callit the michaell (whairof Jo^ smyth is maister) laitlie cum 
frome Londone conteaning foure twnes beir and 2000 bfell girds 
pteaning to ro* moreis. 



Creall 



Tertio die mensis Martij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Andro Kynnareis maist' vnder god of ane 
ship of dundie callit the hoip for grace and entered the said ship 
Hoip for Grace laitlie cum frome Burdeaux coteaning the goods and geir following 
pteaning to the psones subsequent viz : to James forrester of 
twnes vine fyve twn with nyne peces of land wyne threttene 
pocks waid ane twn vynager ane pece of prwnedamis Item to ro* 
hamiltone of land wyne thrie pece Item to Andro flescheour of 



^ This entry should have come before the preceding one, but it is thus in the 
original, 



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waid thrie score sex pocks of twnes wyne fyve pece of land wyne 

thrie pece To david ramsay of twnes wyne foure twn ane twn 

land wyne aught pocks waid. Item to Jo" duncane of twnes 

wyne Tua pece of land wyne fyve pece of waid thrie pocks Item 

to Alex^' andersone of land wyne thrie pece of ploomedamiss ane 

barrell Item to george Johnstone of P*^ of twnes wyne ane twn 

thrie peces Item to Adame graunt of twnes wyne ane twn Item 

to W^ Wemyss of land wyne ane twn Item to marjorie duncane 

of land wyne ane twn of twnes wyne ane pece. Item to Kirstene 

man of land wyne ane twn Item to thomas carnegy of land wyne 

ane pece Item to James monorgound of twnes wyne ane twn thrie 

pece of land wyne ane twn Item to thomas hendersone of twnes 

wyne ane twn ane pece Item to Wal*- smyth of hony tua Teirce 

of ploomedamiss thrie barrell Item to thomas Knycht of twnes 

wyne ane pece of ploomedamiss tua barrell Item to Jo" copping 

of waid thrie pocks To andro Kynnareis young^ of waid thrie 

pocks To alex^ edward of waid aughtene pocks of papir tua balls 

of ploomedamiss ane pwnsheone with thrie hundreth wecht of 

roset Item to his sone david edward of waid ane pock with ane 

barrell of ploomedamiss Item to andro K5ninareis elder of land 

wyne sex twn of twnes wyne tua pece of wynegare tua teirce of 

waid thrie pocks of roset tua hundreth wecht Item to William /bl. 36^, 

Kynnareis of land wyne aught twn thrie pece with thrie barrells 

ploomedamiss Item to Jo" Yeaman of waid fourtene pocks of twnes 

wyne sex pece of land wyne tua pece To andro boytur of waid ten 

pocks with ane pece of land wyne and to Peter balmannow of 

land wyne tua twn thrie pece. 

Undecimo die mensis Martij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit alex^ Kircaldie maister vnder god of ane 
bark of dundie callit the andro & entered the said bark laitlie Barkcallit 
cum frome newheaven coteaning threttie dissone potts foure t e n ro 
pwnsheones drywair geir ten balls sma waid pteaning to the 
said alex^ & andro boytur. 

Ultimo die mensis martij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Jo" falconare & entered ane ship of Dundie 
callit the Robert (whairof george gairdyne is M'^ vnder god) laitlie Robert 
cum frome Burdeaux coteaning the goods & geir following pteaning 
to the psones subsequent viz: to alex symmer & his ptneris of 
twnes wyne thrie twn ane pece of land wyne ten twn of waid 



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threttie pocks Item to Andro flesheour fyve twn twnes wyne 
Item to W"^ forrester & his ptneris of twnes wyne sex twn of 
land wyne ten twn of waid twentie pocks Item to Andro clayhillis 
of twnes wyne fyve twn Item to Walter grahame of twnes wyne 
sex pece of land wyne foure twn Item to archibald Kyd of twnes 
wyne tua pece of land wyne foure twn Item to W"^ copping of 
wyne tua twn Item to S* Johnestounes men of land wyne fyve 
twn and of waid aught pocks. 

Secundo die mensis Aprilis I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit thomas davidsone skipper & maist^ vnder 
god of ane ship of Dundie callit the bark allane And entered the 
Bark Allane said ship laitUe cum frome Burdeaux coteaning the goods & geir 
following pteaning to the psones subsequent viz. Item to Peter 
balmannow tua twn thrie pece of land wyne To Charles Goldman 
ellevin pocks of waid Item to James peirsone thrie pocks of waid 
Item to eufame alesone tua pocks of waid To David Wemyss thrie 
twn Spanish wyne tua twn tua pece land wyne ane pwnsheone 
ploomedamiss ane pwnsheone of hony sex pocks waid Item to W™ 
Wemyss foure twn ane pwnsheone Spanish wyne ane pwnsheone 
ploomedamiss Item to Thomas hendersone thrie pocks waid Item 
to James monorgound ane pock waid Item to James Blak ane 
pock waid Item to Wal* erskine ane twn thrie pwnsheones 
Spanish wyne Tua twn ane peiss land wyne & tua pocks waid 
Item to James Davidsone tua twn ane pece land wyne to Robert 
fol. 37a Jak ane twn land wyne Item to James cokburne tua pece land 
wyne Item to thomas Davidsone sevintene twn tua pece land 
wyne and threttene twn and ane halfe of Spanish wyne Item to 
Jo^ duncane ane twn land wyne & to Robert hamiltoun ane pock 
waid All the wynes afoirsaid ar comptit at foure pwnsheones 
the twn. 

Vigesimo die mensis Aprilis I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit thomas halyburtone & entered ane ship (oi* 

bark) of Dundie callit the thomas (whairof Jo^ dease is M^ vnder 

Thomas god) laitlie cum frome Norroway Conteaning sex hundreth dealls 

sex thowsand steingis ane hundreth firr tymer and thrie faldome 

wood all pteaning to the said thomas halyburtone. 

Ultimo die mensis Aprilis anno d^^ 16I8 

th cod send f Q^^ilk day comperit Colene crockit and entered ane Bark of 
Kirkaldie Kirkaldie callit the god send (whairof ro^ duncane is maister) 



Melstrand 



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laitlie cum frome norroway Conteaning thrie hundreth dealls thrie 
thowsand steingis and tua faldome burnewood. 

The sam day comperit George smairt and entered ane ship of 
dundie callit the Sancto willo laitlie cum frome norroway contean- Sancto willo 
ing twa hundreth dealls fy ve dissone twelff ells tua hundreth nyne 
ells tua thowsand steingis and foure faldome burnewood. 

Undecimo die mensis May anno d'^^ I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit James Lyndesay mariner and entered ane 
ship of Melstrand callit the Moriane whairof Andres puersone is Moriane of 
maister vnder god Conteanand threttie thowsand stalves Tua 
thowsand steingis ane hundreth boordis and foure barrell of tarr 
pteaning to the said James. 

The sam day comperit Williame richie master vnder god of ane 
ship of dundie callit the Williame And entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Norroway Conteanand fyve houndreth dealls Williame 
fyve thowsand steingis ane houndreth and ane halfe of Tymer 
and fyve faldome of burnewod. 

Vigesimo septimo die mensis May I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit James Downy skipper & maister vnder 
god of ane good ship of dundie callit the Andro And entered the Andrew 
said ship laitlie arryved frome Rochell Conteaning sex houndreth 
bolls salt pteaning to the awneris. 

Decimo sexto die mensis Junij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Jo^ Daiss skipper & maist'^ (vnder god) of 
the bark or ship of Dundie callit the thomas And entered the said 
ship laitlie arryved frome Norroway coteaning fyve houndreth Thomas 
dealls 200 fir tymer 2000 steingis & ane faldome wood pteaning 
to thomas halyburtone elder. 

The sam day comperit Williame halyburtone skipper & M'^ vnder 
god of ane ship of dundie callit the patience & entered the said Patience 
ship laitlie arryved frome norroway Conteaning 500 dealls 8 dissone 
firren tymer 2000 steingis and fyve faldome wood. 

Vigesimo die mensis Junij anno d°^ I6I8 fol. 37b. 

Quhilk day comperit James Oughterlony skipper & maister 
vnder god of ane ship of Dundie callit the grace of god And Grace of god 
entered the said ship laitlie arryved frome norroway Conteaning 



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Gift of God 



Swan 



James 



Swan 



halfF houndreth dealls ane houndreth treis tua thowsand steingis 
and thrie faldome burnewood. 

Vigesimo secundo die Junij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Alex^ boyes maister vnder god of ane ship 
of Dundie callit the gift of god and entered the said ship laitlie 
arryved from norroway [delete in orig.] orknay & Zetland cotean- 
ing fyve last of geir pteaning to Jo^ dukris in S*^ Jo'^stoun Item 
aught hundreth doz fyshes pteaning to ro^ moreis Item to Jo^ 
black 600 doz fyshes Item to David Wilsone 300 doz fyshes Item 
to Alex^ rynd 200 doz fyshes Item to Wal*^ banerman 200 doz fishes 
and to Alex^ boyes 200 doz fyshes. 

The sam day comperit Ro* halyburtone & entered ane ship 
called the Swan of Dundie (whairof him selffe is maist^ vnder god) 
laitlie cum frome norroway coteanand tua houndreth and ane halff 
of dealls 100 treis 6OO steingis & tua faldome burnewood. 

Lyikwayes comperit the day foirsaid thomas fynnie & entered 
ane bark laitlie cum frome norroway callit the James of Dundie 
(whairof gilbert kny*^ is M^ vnder god) Conteaning 100 dealls 
100 nyne ells 500 steingis and ane faldome wood 

The day foirsaid comperit David smyth and entered ane ship 
of dundie the swan laitlie cum frome norroway conteaning foure 
houndreth dealls 100 nyne ells fyve dissone twelff elnes 3000 
steingis foure pais oak and foure faldome burnewood. 



Vigesimo tertio die mensis Junij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit henry my ill maister vnder god of ane bark 

of dundie callit the Sancto willo and entered the said bark laitlie 

Sancto willo cum frome Norroway conteaning tua houndreth dealls 200 nyne 

ells thrie dissone twelff ells 2000 steingis tua dissone crooked 

tymer and foure faldome of burnewood. 

Vigesimo sexto die mensis Junij anno D^^ I618 

Quhilk day comperit Williame richie & entered ane bark of 

Dundie (whairof Johne fethie [deleted] Johne mairtene is M^) 

gift of God callit the gift of god laitlie cum frome norroway conteaning thrie 

hundreth dealls 2000 steingis tua faldome burnewood & halff ane 

hundreth knaphard. 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 29t 



The sam day comperit Jo" gib skipper & maister vnder god of 
ane bark or ship CalHt the george And entered the sam laitlie 
cum frome flanderis loadnit with aught twns of geir pteaning to 
Jo" yeman. 

Vigesimo septimo die mensis Junij I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit henry patersone maister vnder god of ane 
ship of the South ferry caUit the mairtene, and entered the said 
ship laitlie cum frome flanderis conteaning twentie twns geir 
pteaning to Jo" yeman W"^ wry* Alex' edward James Man sen' 
& James smyth 

The sam day comperit robert forrester M' vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit the Aingell laitlie cum frome Campheir and 
entered the said ship loadit with ten twns geir pteaning to Jo" 
Goldman fyve twns pteaning to Ro* symmer ane twn & ane halfF 
pteaning to Charles dennystoun ane twn & ane halff pteaning to 
W"^ Waugh and ane twn pteaning to thomas Jack. 



George 



Mairtene of 
the ferry 



Aingell 



fol, 38" 



Decimo sexto die mensis Julij anno D"^ I6I8 
Quhilk day coperit Andro keneris skipper & maister vnder god 
of ane schip of Dundie callit houpe for grace & entered the said 
schip laitlie cum frome Quenesbrige loadit w* ye guidis & geir Hoit» for grace 
following perteaning to ye persones subsequent viz. In ye first to 
James boytar ane quarter last of lynt w* sewin sten of wax. Item 
to Jo" fulerton fwrtene stene of lint w* thrie spruiss sten of wax. 
Item to Jo" ogiluay fyftene stene of wax. Item to Alex' symer 
thrie score tene sten of lint w* fyftene of wax & thrie score ten 
sten of teakill, half last of aiss^ & fowre barrells of pik. To 
Thomas crombie ane last & ane halff of lint. More to W"^ fergus- 
sone fowrtie stene lynt fyftene stein e taikill sewin stene wax & 
ane barrell aiss. To Ninion copeine aucht barrell aiss fowre 
barrells pitch sex stane of lint threttie spruce stane teakill threttie 
spruce stane hempe. Item to James peirsone twelff stane walx 
fowre barrells pitch tua barrells aiss tua spruce stane lint sex 
spruce stane teakill. To Thomas Davidsone tua ship pund walx. 
To Ro* Davidsone thrie spruce stane walx. Item to Thomas Kyle 
sextene stanes spruce of lint. More to Jo" lyndsay aucht spruce 
stane lint. To James Lichton twelff spruce stane lint, and to 
Walter Rankyne tua schip pund walx & ane halff, fowrtie spruce 
stane lint twentie stane of hempe Sextie spruce stane taikell, fowr 
barrells aiss & sex barrells pitche. Item to James Monorgond 



298 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

threttie spruce stane lint. Moir To W"^ Waucht fyftene spruce 
stane lint^ tua barrells aiss. Item to Jo^ Duncane fourtie fyve 
spruce steane lint, foure barrells aiss, sex Barrells pitche. To 
charles small in St. Andrews ane houndreth fourtie spruce stane 
lynt. To David mertein thair a quarter last of lynt. Item to 
James man ane last and thrie quarteris of ane last lint, ane last 
of takill fyve barrells aiss fyftene stane walx. Item to W°^ rodger 
Twentie stane lynt. To alex'^ bower ane tow with nyne peces 
takill weyand 40 stane spruce, sex spruce stane lynt. More to 
henry guthrie 40 spruce stane lynt fo^ barrells pitche, thrie 
barrells aiss, sex spruce stane walx. Item to Niniane coppine 
threttie spruce stane takill, 20 stane of lynt Item to W"^ Kynnareis 
ane last of aiss, fyftie spruce stane of takill & twentie stane of lynt. 
To alex^ edward fyftene stane of lynt, sex barrells aiss, tua barrells 
pitche. Item to Andro hill threttie spruce stane lynt, ane barrell 
aiss. Item to Andro kynnareis foure spruce stane lynt, fo^ barrells 
pitche, fiftie spruce stane takill. Item to Andro kynnareis young'" 
14 stane lynt. Item to W"^ Jak aught spruce stane lynt. Item 
to W^ pittillok aught spruce stane lynt. Item to the ship 200 
knaphard, and to Andro Abircrumbie 25 spruce stane Takill. 

fol. 38b, Vigesimo quinto die mensis Julij I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit William Kynloch skipper & maister vnder 

god of ane bark of dundie callit the good fortone and entered the 

Goodfortone said bark laitlie cum frome norvegia conteaning ane houndreth 

twelfF elnes tua houndreth nyne ells thrie houndreth dealls foure 

faldome burnewood and thrie houndreth steingis. 

Vigesimo septimo die mensis Julij anno D^^ I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit andro ross skipper & maister vnder God of 
the bark callit the Elspet, And entered the said bark laitlie cum 
E[spet of frome Danskyn loadit with the goods following pteaning to the 
psones subsequent viz : to Andro michell skynner, sex barrells 
Irone sexe centinar lead, more halff ane last and ane centinar 
poutter, foure wynescott and sex stane hemp. Item to Jo^ Duncane 
aught barrells Irone, thrie ship pound Irone, halff ane last lynt sex 
barrells pitche and tarre, & foure centinar lead. More to Patrik 
burghe foure barrells Irone thrie barrells pitche & tarre ane q^ 
last lynt. Sicklyk to James peirsone tua cradill glasse, tua 
centinar lead. Also to Alex^ edward elder ane quarter last lynt, 
thrie barrells pitche, thrie centinar lead ane centinar pulder. To 



Dundie 



SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 299 



Rodger bowar thrie barrells Irone, thrie centinar lead, halfF ane 
houndreth pulder thrie barrells pitche and tarre. Lyikwayes to 
Jo^ durhame ane quarter last lynt. To Robert auchinlek sexe ^^ 

barrells Irone thrie centinare lead, halfF last lynt, ane last pitche 
and tarre. Mair attour to the said Andro ross skipper fourtie 
wynescott, ane last pitche and tarre, ane quarter last lynt. Item 
to Donald murray in Perth sexe barrell Irone aught centinar lead, 
ane centinar kettills, ane quarter last lynt, aught wynescott, and 
finallie to James Andersone in Perth halfF ane centinar pulder. 

Penultimo die mensis Julij anno D°^ I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit Alex^ mackye elder & entered ane bark 
callit the thomas (whairof thomas lentrone is maister vnder god) Thomas 
laitlie cum frome noroway loadit with thrie hundreth tymmer tua 
thowsand steingis twentie peces oakin tymmer and tua faldome 
burnewood. 

Decimo die mensis Augustj Anno D^^ 1618 
Quhilk day comperit Alex^ Wedderburne, maryner, and entered 
ane ship of Dundie callit the Swan (whairof Ro*^ halyburtone is 
maister vnder god) laitlie cum frome Norroway loadit with thrie Swane 
hundreth firrn treis, halfF ane houndreth dealls, and fourtene 
peces of oak. 

Vigesimo quarto die mensis Augustj anno D^^ I6I8 
Quhilk day Comperit Robert forrestar maister vnder god of ane 
bark of Dundie callit the Angell, And entered the said bark laitlie 
cum frome Norroway, Conteaning ane hundreth dealls, sexe 
hundreth steingis, foure dissone nyne ells, with sume peces of 
oakin tymer. 

Vigesimo quinto die mensis Augustj I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit W"* halyburtone elder, skipper and maister 
vnder god of ane bark of Dundie callit the patience laitlie cum 
frome norroway. And entered the said ship loadit with fyve 
hundreth dealls, twelfF hundreth steingis ane hundreth nyne ells, 
fourtie twelfF elnes and foure faldome burnewood. 

The sam day Comperit James hay maister vnder god of ane ship 
of dundie callit the Lyones, And entered the said ship laitlie cum Lyone 
frome norroway loadit with ane houndreth twelfF elnes, ane 
houndreth nyne ells, tua hundreth dealls, thrie thowsand steingis, 
and foure faldome burnewood. 



Angell 



fol. sg» 



Patience 



300 



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Vigesimo octavo die mensis Augustj anno D^^ I6I8 ^ 

Quhilk day Comperit Alex^ bultie and entered the good ship of 
falcone Dundle callit the falcone (whairof Alex^' gray is maister vnder 
god) laitlie cum frome stokhoUome loadit with twentie sexe last 
osemond Irone and ten last gaid Irone pteaning to Robert hamil- 
tone, Alex^ boyttor & James symsone, merchants, and their 
pteneris. And with sexe last osemonds pteaning to the said Alex^ 
gray, maister, the company, and pterneris with them. 

Septimo die mensis Septembris I6I8 
Quhilk day comperit Jo^^ Dease skipper & maister vnder God of 
Thomas ane ship of Dundie callit the Thomas and entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Rochell contenand her loading of salt pteaning 
to Thomas halyburtone elder. 

Octavo die mensis Septembris I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Alex^ prestone maister vnder god of ane 

Johne bark of Dundie callit the Johne & entered the said bark laitlie 

cum frome Norroway conteaning ane hundreth dealls 30 peces 

oakin tymer, tua dussone nyne ells, tua dussone twelff ells & tua 

faldome burnewood. 

The sam day Comperit Jo^ small maister vnder God of ane ship 
of Dundie callit the Bark allane and entered the said ship laitlie 
cum frome trosik loadit with salt 

Undecimo die mensis Septembris I6I8 
Quhilk day Comperit James downy maister vnder God of the 
good ship of Dundie callit the Androw & entered the said ship 
laitlie cum frome Rochell loadit with salt. 

The sam day comperit James lyndesay mariner & entered ane 
bark of Con vail callit the Pelicane (whairof him selff is M^ vnder 
god) laitlie cum frome ludhond loadit with ten thowsand stalves, 
sex thowsand pyp stalves, ane last and sex barrell Tarre, ane 
hundreth dealls twentie peces oakin Tymmer, ane dussone planks 
and threttie dussone oakin boords, all perteaning to the said 
James lyndesay. 

Vigesimo quinto die mensis Augustj anno d^^ I6I8 
fol. 39'', Quhilk day comperit George gardyne maister vnder God of ane 

Robert ship of Dundie callit the Robert, And entered the said ship laitlie 

^ The entries onfol^. 39a, 39b have been interpolated so as to le&ye fol. 40* for 
the docquet of the auditors. See p. 302. 



Bark allane 



Androw 



Pelicane of 
Convall 



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cum frome Norroway loadit with tua hundreth dealls,ane hundreth 
twelfF ells, ane hundreth nyne ells, foure faldhome burnewood and 
fyve hundreth steingis. 

Ultimo die mensis Augustj anno d^^ I6I8 

Quhilk day comperit Androw abircrombie maister vnder god of 
ane ship of Dundie callit the folx And entered the said ship laitlie folx 

cum frome Stokhollome loadit with ellevin last of osemond Irone 
twentie foure ship pound Irone and thrie ship pound kettills 
pteaning to Alex^ Jack elder. More aught last & halff osemond 
Irone and foure ship pound Irone pteaning to Robert moreis. 
Forder, foure last osemond Irone, sex ship lib Irone pteaning to 
James cochran. Item thrie last osemonds pteaning to Ro* Jack. 
Item to W"^ Walker aught barrells osemonds. Item to James 
forrester sex barrell osemonds. Sicklyik to thomas crombie sex 
barrells of osemonds. Item to Robert hamiltoun fyvetene barrells 
osemonds. Item to Patrik chalmeris twelff barrells osemonds. 
To williame crockat foure barrells osemonds. And tua barrells 
osemonds pteaning to Walter smyth, 

Decimo tertio die mensis Septembris anno D"^ Millesimo 
sexcentesimo decimo octavo 

Quhilk day comperit Peter browne maister of ane hoy of 
Middleburgh callit the Swallow and entered the said hoy loadit Swallow of 
with thrie hundreth apills & pearis. Middleburgh 

Decimo octavo die mensis Septembris anno D'^^ Millesimo 
sexcentesimo decimo octavo 

Quhilk day comperit William halyburtone young^ skipper. And 
entered ane ship of Dundie callit the grace (whairof himselff is 
maister vnder god) laitlie cum frome elsingoir loadit with tua last 
of Tarr, halff ane hundreth planks pteaning to W™ forrester, And 
with ane last Tarr and foure dussone planks pteaning to Jo^ 
corbett. 

Vigesimo tertio die mensis Septembris anno d^^ Millesimo 
sexcentesimo decimo octavo 

Quhilk day comperit William Kynloch maister vnder god of ane 
ship of Dundie callit the good fortone and entered the said ship Good fortone 
laitlie cum frome Norvegia loadit with tymmer 



302 SHIPPING LISTS OF DUNDEE. 1580-1618 

fol, 4o«. Upone the tent day of februarie I619 Johne fullertoun peir- 

maister hes maid Compt of his casualties belonging to his office in 
ye yeir of god j"^ vj^ and aughtene yeiris. his chairge is found to 
extend to fyve hundreth thrie scoir ane punds aught shillings. 
And his dischairge is found to extend to fyve h [deleted] the sowme 
of sex hundreth nyntene lib & j^ 4*^ So restis the toun restand to 
ye Compter ane hundreth mks. his fie and panes comptit & 
cosidered payit. And this rest is ordanit to be payit be ye nixt 
schoir maister. 

W. Auchinlec prouest 

Robert clayhillis baillie 

T. Halyburtone bailie 

James Wederburn baillie 

W. Fergusson. Dean of Gild, auditor 

J. Kyd. auditor. 

J. Wedderburn auditor 

James Man. the^^ auditor 

Androw painter schoir maister 

Wiliam hil. auditour. 



INDEX 



Abbay, Arthure, 237. 
Abercrombie, Andro, 229, 233, 237, 

242, 243, 249, 252, 258, 262, 266, 

267, 270, 273, 292, 298, 301. 

of Pittelpie, 69 n. 

David, 3, 26, 30, 166, 174. 

of Pitalpin, 69. 

Gillis, 158. 

Henry, 2. 

James, 69 and n, 227. 

Thomas, 114. 

William, 261. 

Aberdene, David, 69, 135. 

Issobel, 47, 126. 

Abernethy, James, 216. 
Able or Abel, Adame, 94. 

John, 89. 

■' Robert, 30. 

Adame, James, 136. 

Johne, 61, 66. 

Adamson, John, 230, 235, 252, 271, 

281. 
Ade, James, 217. 
Adie, Johne, 229. 
Aetoun, Margaret, 162, 163. 
Air, William, 73. 
Alansone, Alexander, 167. 

James, 167. 

Johne, 35. 

Petir, 26. 

Robert, 12 and n. 

Alekr, William, 39. 

Alesone or Alysone, Eufame, 241, 267, 

269, 294. 

James, 192. 

Johne, 42, 207. 

Robert, 170 and n. 

Alexander, Alexander, 219. 

James, 223. 

William, 274. 

Allane, David, 217, 218. 

Henry, 40. 

John, 209. 

Robert, 39. 

Allerdys, William, 2, 8, 62, 92, 93, 

148, 155, 171, 172, 176. 
Ammand, Bessy, 58. 
Anderson, Alexander, 108, 212, 228, 

241, 253, 266, 281, 283, 292. 



Anderson, Andro, 257, 266, 272, 278, 

281. 

Archibald, 136. 

David, 152 and «, 165. 

George, 6 and «, 96. 

Gilbert, 244. 

Isobel, 14 «, 19 n. 

James, 227, 240, 257, 272, 299. 

John, 31, 38, 85, 88, 90, 167, 172, 

176, 183, 223, 268. 

Jonet, 224. 

Patrik, 174, 175, 183, 219, 222, 

223. 
Robert, 114, 230, 235, 240, 253, 

258. 

Thomas, 208. 

William, 83, 204, 208, 217, 254, 

283. 
Annand, Alexander, 29, 30, 58, 80 «, 

99, 164, 196, 200, 201, 210, 214, 264. 

Mrs. Alexander, 81, 151. 

Andrew, 80 «, 201 , 204. 

James, 171, 214, 216, 223, 224. 

Patrick, 215. 

Thomas, i68, 186, 212, 214, 230. 

Wat, 225. 

William, 201, 217. 

Annandell, Jon, 191. 
Archer, Andro, 151. 

James, 150. 

Thomas, 150. 

Ardownie. See Ramsay, Henry. 
Arnald, Androw, 208. 
Arneill, Johne, 72. 
Arnot, Androw, 217. 

George, 241. 

Jhone, 202. 

Arrot, Constantine, 210, 212. 
Arthurshiels, 5 n. 

Arthurstone estate, 39 «, 136 and n. 
Auchinlek, Andro, 228. 

David, 127. 

George, 57, in, 112, 126, 127, 

129, 153, 168, 254. 

Henry, 213. 

Hew, 238. 

James, ii and «, 18, 92, 102 », 

115 «, 167, 175, 198, 199, 201, 202, 

204, 206, 208, 213, 214, 228. 



304 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Auchinlek, John, i8, 23, 38, 92, 93, 

165, 213, 238, 267, 287. 

Patrik, 118. 

Robert, iii, 119 and n, 278, 299. 

Thomas, 57, 86, 96, 115 ^, 217- 

219, 224, 225, 230, 290. 
WilHam, 233, 234, 251, 254, 259, 

264, 279, 302. 
Auchterlony. See Ochterlony. 
Auldny, John, 152. 

Bad, Laurence, 82, 153. 

Baillie, Alexander, of Dochfour, 13??. 

George, 277, 280. 

Balbirny, John, 189. 
Baldovie, 9 n, 16 and n. 

Barbara, 162. 

Mette, 167. 

Balfour, Alexander, 237. 

Andro, 90, 94. 

George, 58 and n, 

Henry, 65, 131, 135, 165. 

James, 168. 

John, 131. 

Michael, of Monquhany, 25 and n, 

28, 90, 154, 166, 168, 216. 

Ninian, 280. 

Balgersho estate, 39 n. 
Balgillo, 100 n. 

See Lyon. 

Balhoussie, lairds of, no and n. 
Ballisak or Boysack. See Lindsay, sir 

Alexander. 
Balluny, 1 5 and n. 
Balmanno, Adame, 171 and n. 
Peter, 130 and n, 240, 241, 243, 

249, 254- 257, 266, 271, 276, 278, 

281, 282, 284, 293, 294. 
Balruddery, 13 and n. 
Balumbie. See Lovell. 
Bankis, Jhone, 198. 
Bannerman, Walter, 251, 280, 291, 296. 
Barbara, St., altar to, 69 n. 
Barbour, Alexander, 131. 
Barclay, 89. 

David, 32, 69, 116. 

George, of Syde, 11. 

Issobeli, 176, 188. 

John, 250. 

William, 44. 

Barn, schir Johne, 38. 

Barrhill, Bartil, 177. 

Barrie or Barry, Alexander, 215. 

Bessie, 61, 69 «, 81. 

James, 186, 284. 

Janet, 186 n. 

Johne, 135. 

Margaret, 26, 90, 166, 173. 

■- Meriory, 153. 



Barrie or Barry, Patrik, 6, loi, 197. 

Robert, 7. 

William, 20, 29, 39, 115. 

Bathie, James, 222. 
Baxter, Alexander, 214. 

alias Rannald, Andrew, 14. 

David, 15, 197. 

Henry, 26, 90, 166, 173, 174, 

198 and «, 203, 207, 214, 218. 

Robert, 198. 

Bayn, John, 42. 
Beatie, Andro, 230. 
Beaton. See Betoun. 
Bell, David, 152, 175. 

Euffame, 12, 98. 

Belson, Bartholomew, 83 n. 
Bennet, Adam, 242, 257, 283. 

Johne, 85. 

Peter, 261. 

Rychard, 183. 

Betoun or Beatoun, Alexander, 39 n. 

Bessy, 60. 

David, 39 n. 

of Creich, 105 and n, 156. 

Helen, 25, 28 and n^ 48, 124. 

See also Ramsay, Helen. 
Henry, 24, 25, 27, 28 and «, 32 

and n, 57, 58, 66, 69, 70, 89, loi, 

107, 121, 151, 152, 154-157, 159, 

161, 164, 167. 
Isabella, 31 w, 66 w, 74, 104 and «, 

126, 141 n. 
James, of Gwynd, archbishop of 

Glasgow, 108 and n. 
of Westhall, 28 and «, 30, 

31, 43, 44, 46, 48, 58, 61, 67, 70, 90, 

95, 99, 108, 123, 125, 133, 152, 164, 

167, 188. 
Johne, 31, 45, 48, 56, 58, 75, 

108 ??, 125 and w, 147, 163, 168, 176. 

Jonet, 48, 67, 124. 

Matilda, 54, 55, 122, 136, 144, 

146, 176 and n. 

Robert, 28 and «, 173. 

William, 30. 

Bible in Latin, 170. 

Bikertoun, Henry, 78. 

Birsie, John, 154 n. 

Black (Blak), Andro, 29, 36, 180, 184, 

189, 218, 231. 

George, 36, 90, 107, 175. 

James, 54 and n, 284, 294. 

John, 261, 269, 280, 284, 296. 

Blackfriars monastery, Dundee, 69 n. 
Blacknall, John, epitaph on, in Berks, 

190 ?2. 
Blackness, 25 n. 
Blair (Blare), Alexander, 255, 256, 268, 

269, 280. 



INDEX 



305 



Blair (Blare), Henrie, 198. 

Jena, 112. 

Patrik, 199. 

Petir, 86. 

Thomas, 109, 134 and «, 148, 

219. 

William, 254, 257, 269, 279. 

Blessed days, 3, 4. 
Blew, Henry, 211, 212. 
Blyth, Alexander, 67. 

Andro, 38, 231. 

David, 74, 83, 84, 104, 107, 168. 

Jonet, 47, 125, 149, 231, 288. 

Richard, 6 and w, 120, 139, 170, 

176, 227. 
William, 170, 232, 254, 261, 265, 

268, 276. 
Boethius, 73. 
Bonar, James, 10, 16. 
Boucher, Thomas, 266. 
Bowak, Thomas, in Tilleheat, 27. 
Bowden, John, 116 and n. 
Bower, Alexander, 103 and «, 171, 239, 

251-253, 265, 282, 298. 

James, 29, 70, 201, 220, 222, 223. 

Johne, loi. 

Merreoun, 113 «. 

Roger, 239, 252, 261, 263, 268, 

276, 278, 299. 

Thomas, 155, 217, 220, 226, 

Boyd, Alexander, 268. 

Andrew, 73 n, 185 and n. 

Boyis, Alexander, 167 and tt, 261, 270, 

296. 
Patrik, 148, 197 and «, 218, 220, 

240, 250. 

William, 198. 

Boysack. See Lindsay, sir Alexander. 
Boytar or Byture, Alexander, 263, 273, 

275, 278, 289, 300. 
Andro, loi, 142, 209, 229, 236, 

242, 253, 257, 265, 270, 273, 275, 

279, 280, 286, 293. 

George, 220, 223. 

James, 133 and n, 176 and w, 229, 

230, 239, 240, 241, 244, 249, 251, 

254, 257, 258, 261, 264, 265, 269, 

274, 275, 279, 281, 286, 290, 297. 

John, 208, 210. 

Robert, 217. 

Thomas, of Pilmor, 76 and n. 

Braky, laird of, 100. 

Brand, Andro, 256, 268, 270. 

James, 282. 

Brechin, 14. 

David, 216. 

James, 218. 

Brody, Thomas, 165, 230, 253, 259, 

269. 



Brown or Broun, Alexander, 42, 47, 79 
and w, 116, 165 and n, 204. 

barron, 217. 

Edward, 222. 

George, 170 and «, 171, 

James, 50, no, 165 and «, 204, 

212, 224, 256, 268. 

Johne, 83, 165 and n, 168, 240. 

Magnus, 205, 224, 226. 

Peter, loi, 301. 

Robert, 214, 219, 223, 290. 

Thomas, 116, 215. 

William, 208, 269. 

Brownhill, Bartil, 19. 

Bruce, Agnes, i it. 

sir Alexander, of Earlshall, 120 n, 

Dr. Andrew, 59 n. 

Robert, 27, 63, 134 and n. 

William, 39. 

Bruntfield, Thomas, 21, 168, 264. 

William, 177. 

Buchan, David, 198. 

Thomas, 36, 90, 175, 179. 

Buchert, James, 185 and n. 

Buddie, Faltin, 275. 

Buill, Johne, no. 

Bultie, Alexander, 45, 266, 280, 300. 

Andro, 244. 

Mairtene, 258. 

Robert, 86, 179 and «, 22 1, 224. 

Burghe, Patrik, 276, 298. 

Burly, lord of, 65. 

Bursie, Androw, 212, 223, 

James, 218. 

John, 223. 

Robert, 109, 185 and «, 197,211. 

WilHam, 223. 

Burt, Patrik, 261. 

Busch, Robert, 200. 

Butter, Patrik, 213. 

By lour, James, 122, 166. 

Byris, Johne, 78, 187. 

Byture. See Boytar. 

Cabell, Jhone, 196. 

Thomas, 199. 

William, 164 and n. 

Cameron, John, 216. 

Games, Petir, 182. 

Campbell, Alexander, bishop of Brechin, 

1 1 and n. 

Archibald, of Persy, 21, 39. 

Colin, 62 w, 128 and w, 170. 

Donald, abbot of Coupar abbey, 

39 «, 136 «. 
George, of Cronan, 39 and w, 168, 

169. 

Patrik, 37. 

Robert, 39. 



306 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Cant, Alexander, 227. 

David, 147 ity 195 and «, 209, 2 1 4. 

John, 27, 58, 82. 

Car, James, 226. 
Carestoun. See Lindsay, Henry. 
Cargill, David, 104. 
Carmanow, Cristian, 217. 

James, 30. 

Carmichael, James, 9 and n, 27, 64, 89, 

92, 93, 94, 96. 

Patrick, 242, 255, 271, 284. 

Robert, 251, 255, 264, 269, 284. 

William, 239, 263, 277, 290. 

Carnegy, Alexander, 32, 115, 175, 177, 

181 and n. 

Bessy, 61. 

Johne, 80, 

Margaret, 48, 123. 

Patrik, 256, 284. 

Thomas, 293. 

William, 89, 175. 

Cams, Robert, 60, 103, 143. 

Cas, Richard, 85. 

Casaubon, Isaac, 189 n. 

Cathrow, John, 208. 

Catispoll or Ketchpeill, 95 and n. 

Chalmer or Chalmers, Edward, 26, 31, 

88, 148, 155, 166, 186. 
Johne, 60, 82, 120 and n. 
Patrik, 131 and n, 156 and n, 

157, 213, 224, 225, 247, 301. 

Philip, 225. 

Chaplen, George, 75, 106. 

Charteris, Beatrix, wife of Lindsay of 

Carestoun, 95 n. 

Johne, 105. 

Cheislie, Edward, 86. 

William, 112, 114. 

Christie (Crystie) Andro, 24, 55. 

David, 44, 224. 

■ George, 215. 

James, 119. 

Johne, 44. 

William, 72, 213. 

Christison (Crystone), David, 266. 

John, 13. 

William, 123 and «., 124. 

Claverhous, lady. See Lundin, Anne. 
Clayhills family, 16 n. 

Alexander, 87, 119 and w. 

Andro, 290, 294. 

Cristian, 48, 123. 

Petir, 9 and w, 22, 48, 49, 67 and 

«, 70 and n, 71, 72, 77, 78, 89, 90, 

94, 107, 123, 132 and «, 163, 164, 

191, 199, 207, 222, 225. 

Robert, 37, 46, 84, 97 n, 187 

and n, 230, 233, 234, 237, 244, 247, 
252, 264, 273, 279, 290, 292, 302. 



Clayhills, Thomas, 56, 113, 223. 

William, 196, 222. 

Clepen, David, 34, 37. 

Henry, 90. 

Nicol, 90, 166. 

Clerk, Alexander, 198, 270. 

Andro, 10, 255. 

David, 89, 116, 175. 

George, 109, no. 

Henry, 106, 196, 213, 218, 236, 

260, 270, 283, 288. 

James, 242. 

Richard, 23, 90, 172 and «, 197, 

218, 219, 224. 

William, 132, 178. 

Clyd, William, 172 and «, i8l. 
Cochran, Elizabeth, 10. 

James, 128, 192, 301. 

Cockburn (Kokburn), Alexander, 48, 

50, 70, 124, 127, 128, 211, 228, 

233. 234, 238, 242, 245, 250, 264, 

267, 279. 

David, 178. 

Helen, wife of James Betoun of 

Westhall, 25, 27 «, 28 and «, 44, 48, 

60, 70, 89, 90, 123, 133, 176. 

Issobell, 41, 89, 137. 

James, 230, 245, 256, 268, 272, 

294. 

Johne, 52. 

Jonet, 60. 

Michel, 58, 70, 152. 

Thomas, 36, 53 and n^ 54, 65, 71. 

William, 27, 43, 52, 104, 120, 171, 

Cok. See Cook. 

Colling (Colyne : Colin), Alexander, 

224. 

David, 209, 214, 217, 225, 227. 

William, 201. 

Colt, Olyver, 131. 
Col wye, Johne, 139 and n. 
Conkwiss, Thomas, 197. 
Connochie. See Lovell. 
Constabill, Robert, 280. 
Cook (Kuik), David, 104. 

John, 29, 258. 

Patrick, 46, 79 and n. 

Thomas, 221, 222. 

William, 241, 259, 261, 268, 276, 

280. 
Coppine or Copping, Alexander, 266, 

272. 

John, 266, 271, 293. 

Niniane, 31, 45> 166, 235, 240, 

253. 257, 261, 266, 269, 271, 281, 

284, 286, 297, 298. 

Richard, 228. 

William, 259, 269, 276, 279, 294. 



INDEX 



307 



Corbet, James, i6. 

John, 229, 231, 245, 259, 267, 301. 

William, 258. 

Corfitt, David, 1 71, 290. 
Cornelius, Barnard, 277. 
Coustoun, David, 48, 74, 94, 113, 122, 

124, 168 and w, 228. 

Elspet, 75. 

Euffame, 48, 54 n, 85 «, 123, 

147 n. 

Henry, 196, 220. 

James, 39, 243. 

John, 18, 204, 212. 

William, 105, 282. 

Coutie, James, 178. 

Cowane, Walter, 19 «. 

Cowgeit, Dundee, 23, 24. 

Cowie or Cowy, Andrew, 230, 248, 

256, 280, 281. 

Johne, 199. 

Cowper, Adame, 94. 
Cowtie, Johne, 198. 

Robert, 281. 

Cradindik, John, 258. 
Craell, David, 17, 18. 

James, 17. 

Johne, II, ICX5. 

Craeliis land, 100. 
Craghal, Robert, 28. 
Craig (Craeg), George, 116. 

schir Lues, 41 and n. 

Piter, 225. 

Robert, 78. 

sir Thomas, of Riccarton, 159 n. 

Crail, collegiate church of, 69 n. 
Crandort, 117 and n. 
Craufurd, Alexander, 89. 

Andrew, 6 and n. 

David, 27, 28, 58. 

Creich. See Betoun, David. 
Cristell, Jonet, 84, 88, 119, 168. 

Thomas, 115. 

Crokat, Colene, 245, 248, 253, 294. 

William, 242, 301. 

Crombie (Crommy), Thomas, 230, 254, 

255, 267, 268, 276, 284, 286, 292, 

297, 301. 
Cronan. See Campbell, George. 

estate, 39 n, 

Croy, Alexander, 173. 

Crychtoun, Adame, T^, II2, 129, 144. 

James, 21, 89. 

John, 88, 90, 167. 

Crystesone. See Christison. 
Crystie. See Christie. 
Cudbert, Alexander, 41, 220. 

Johne, 93, 212, 215, 220, 223. 

Cuk. See Cook. 
Cuninghame, C, 80, 166. 



Cuper, David, 151. 
Curror, David, 227. 

George, 152. 

Cuyvee, Denniss, 217. 

Daisse. See Dease. 
Danskyne, John, 278. 
Davidson, Andrew, 4, 5 and «, 46. 

Bessie, 5. 

James, 5, 106 and «, 156, 239, 

245, 253, 259, 268, 284, 294. 
Robert, 214, 216, 239, 241, 249, 

261, 267, 281, 286, 297. 
Thomas, 3, 18, 90, 175, 198, 214, 

224, 244, 245, 253, 267, 268, 284, 

294, 297. 
William, 25, 47, 52, 86, 102, 125, 

126, 134, 137, 141, 183, 237, 244, 

248, 253, 267, 269. 
Dease or Daisse, Henrie, 238. 

James, 142, 205, 214, 216, 

John, 211, 294, 295, 300. 

Demster, James, 222. 

Thomas, 212, 224, 226. 

Denhead estate, 39 n. 
Dennystoun, Charles, 297. 

Robert, 19 w. 

Dick (Dik), William, 241, 254, 268, 
Dickie (Dikie), Johne, 75, 168. 
Dicksone, William, 278. 
Doctor Fausius, 169. 
Doig (Dog), Androw, 64. 

David, 22, 23, 32, 36. 

Elizabeth, 59 n. 

James, 81, 156. 

John, 5. 

Katheren, 217. 

Thomas, 201, 222. 

Donaldsone, Andro, 217, 240. 

James, 73, 198, 207, 212, 218. 

Johne, 64, 73. 

William, 220. 

Dougell, Thomas, 116. 

Douglas, Archibald, of Whittinghame, 

97 and n. 

Robert, 195. 

Dougleische, Valtir, 209. 

Dowall, Thomas, 207. 

Downy, James, 232, 246, 263, 274, 295, 

300. 

William, 94. 

Drackis voyages ^ 169. 

Drumcairn. See Hamiltoun, Thomas* 

Drummond, John, 152. 

L., 175. 

Robert, 54, 74, 142. 

Thomas, 236. 

William, 26, 42, 84, 119 and «, 

152, 168, 184, 212. 



308 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Drymmie, 167 it. 

Dudhope, lady. See Livingstone, Mag- 
dalen. 

Dukris, John, 296. 

Dumleven, 26. 

Dunbar, Robert, "7^. 

Duncane, Alexander, 68, 11 1 and w, 
158, 177, 179, 180, 182, 186, 196, 
204, 207, 217-219, 228, 229. 

George, 199, 222, 225. 

Grissell, 18 «. 

Helen, 56 n, 

Henry, 47, 86, 126 and n, 127 n. 

James, 198, 201, 208. 

Johne, 18, 31, 35 n, 44, 46, loi, 

107, 149 and w, 166, 207, 213, 235, 
240, 241, 253, 258, 263, 264, 266, 
267, 272, 276, 281, 283, 293, 294, 
298. 

M., 167. 

Marjorie, 281, 283, 293. 

Robert, 294. 

Walter, 213, 240. 

William, i and «, 2 and «, 7, 8, 

21, 23, 40, 41, 48, 64, 65, 81, 94, 95, 
102, 106, 108, 124, 138, 175, 197- 
201, 212, 218, 219, 224, 248, 254, 
257, 262, 267, 274, 281, 283, 286. 

Duncanson, John, 4. 

William, i, 4, 93. 

Dundas, Margaret, 145 n. 

Dundie, Patrik, 267. 

Dunkenny, 127. 

Dunsmuir (Dynmour), Johne, 77, 2>^, 
102, 115, 130, 165, 169 and n. 

Duntrune. See Ogilvy, James. 

Durham, James, 92, 100 ji, no. 

of Pitkerro, 16 and n, 48, 

112, 123 and/z. 

John, 16 and «, 244, 254, 255, 

267, 292, 299. 

Patrik, 58. 

Robert, 36. 

Walter, 263. 

William, 16, 95. 

of Grange, 119 and «, 

168. 

Durie, lord. See Gibson, Alexander. 

Durward, George, 26, 43, 88, 186. 

Dury, Josua, 169 and n. 

Duvring, Marcus, 208. 

Dynnes, Allen, 170 and it. 

— — Johne, 44, 133 and «, 167. 

Dynnoyn, laird of, 160. 

Eclipse of the sun, 1597, 32. 
Edie, Edward, 199. 

James, 214. 

Edisone, Hercules, 244. 



Edward, Alexander, 230, 241, 244, 248, 

249, 258, 259, 261, 266, 269, 272. 

276, 281, 296, 298. 

David, 13 n. 

Elder, Richard, 227. 

Waltir, 206. 

Eleis, Cristell, 50, 51. 

Elmer, John, 163. 

Elsinore, 19 and it. 

Enenie to Athesme^ 57. 

Episcopacy in Dundee, 62 n. 

Epitaph on Mary queen of Scots, 187 

and n. 

on William Ramsay, 190 «. 

Epitaphium Alexandri Wedderburne 

. . . et Jonete My In eius conjugis^ 

189 and n. 
Erasmus, 169. 
Erskyn, James, 221. 

John, of Dun, 8 it. 

Katharen, 48, 125. 

Walter, 243, 294. 

William, 266. 

Esak. See Isak. 
Evil days, 3 and n. 

Fairlie, Johne, 236. 
Fairney, Christian, 59 w. 
Fairwedder, Alexander, 136. 
Falconar, John, 282, 289, 293. 
Fald, Alexander, 104, 106, 138,, 

167. 
Farquhar, William, 46, 
Fell, George, 115 and «, 142. 

John, 184. 

Fentoun, Thomas, 38. 
Ferguson, Alester, 214, 227. 

David, 56 «, 257. 

James, 93. 

John, 212. 

Thomas, 201. 

William, 47, 75, 84, 102, 108, 125,, 

169, 198, 222, 231, 241, 251, 252, 

267, 273, 279, 282, 288, 290, 297, 

302. 
of Balbeuchlie, 2 w, 56- 

and n. 
Ferrear, George, 160. 

James, 211, 214, 228. 

John, 6, ID, 12-14, 34- 

Ferrie, Walter, 208. 

Fethie or Fethe, Alexander, 45, 218. 

Besse, 127. 

Henry, 21, 77 and w, 117 w, 199. 

James, 1^, 77, 102, 103, 116 and' 

ft, 117 and «, 127, 128, 142, 252,, 

263, 276, 291. 

John, 117 «, 296. 

Robert, 117 w. 



INDEX 



309 



Findlayson (Fyndlnson), James, 38, 46, 

172, 196, 205, 207, 210, 212, 213, 216, 

223, 230, 231, 254. 
John, II and «, 89, 140, 182, 

196, 213, 214, 219, 224, 233. 

Robert, 115, 214, 217. 

Thomas, 11 w, 166. 

Flass, Thomas, 215, 223, 226. 
Fleming, David, 104, 183. 

George, 37. 

Thomas, 9, loi, no, 157. 

Flesheour, Alexander, 216. 

Andro, 217, 229, 244, 258, 268, 

269, 292, 294. 

David, 39, 73. 

James, 223, 230, 241, 250, 259, 

269, 276, 289, 292. 
Robert, 30, 212, 213, 2x8, 231, 

237, 241, 269, 284. 

Thomas, 220. 

William, 218. 

Fleuker, Alexander, 161. 
Forbes, in Westhal, 26. 

James, Jesuit, 171 n. 

John, 42, 167. 

Fordyce, Johne, 106, 162. 
Forrest, Alexander, 35. 

Jhone, 196. 

Forrester, Andro, 265. 

Bessy, 73. 

James, 17 and «, 73, 92, 93, 98, 

, 109, 197-201, 209, 219, 244, 253, 

258, 265, 292, 301. 

John, 123 «, 234. 

Merrone, 178. 

Peter, 7, 44, 174, 180, 181. 

Robert, 230, 260, 269, 272, 277, 

287, 297, 299. 
Walter, 26, 31, 42, 90, 166, 196, 

214. 

William, 197, 205, 218, 25S, 264, 

, 268, 279, 294, 301. 

Forret, Alexander, 26, 30, 90, 133. 

Andro, 84. 

John, 30, 41. 

Forsyth, Katharen, 17. 
Foster, James, 137. 
Fotheringhame, Alexander, 38. 

Andro, no, 220. 

Charles, 196 and w, 214, 241. 

David, 38. 

Issobell, 152. 

James, 99. 

John, 114, 129, 137, 220, 221. 

Katherine, 196, 214. 

Thomas, 202, 220, 254, 286. 

, of Powrie, 86 «, 184 n. 

Foullis, George, 218. 
Fowler (Fwler), John, 5, 7. 



Frain, Alexander, 213. 
Fraser, Edward, 76. 

James, 72, 98, 124. 

Fredericksone, Knaud, 238, 
Fudy, David, 210. 

John, 216. 

Fuller, Robert, 208. 
Fullertoun, David, 27. 

John, 69, 94, 182, 213, 219, 225, 

271, 279, 290, 297, 302. 

Roger, 236. 

— — Thomas, 251, 264. 

Fyff, Andrew, 2, 8 and «, 175, 183. 

James, 17, 103, 135. 

Margaret, 171, 187, 242, 244. 

Ranald, 8. 

Robert, 19 and w, 31. 

Thomas, 214. 

William, 72, 218. 

Fynder, William, 103. 
Fyndlasoun. See Findlayson. 
Fynne or Fynnie, Peter, 177. 
Thomas, 280, 291, 296. 

Gal, James, 209. 
Galetly, Andro, 8. 

Gilbert, 22, 175 and n. 

James Kenedy, 183. 

Galloway, James, 196, 216. 

Gamle, Dennes, 225. 

Gardner, George, 74. 

Gardyne, David, 2. 

George, 137 and w, 214, 240, 

248, 259, 293, 300. 

Gilbert, 204, 219, 267. 

James, 228. 

John, 83 n, 199, 2X1, 213. 

Patrik, 55 and «, 72, 80, 157 

and n. 
Thomas, 47, 126, 170, 20 222- 

224, 226. 
Gaskine, William, 83 n. 
Gawis, Androw, 224. 
Geiddy, Andro, 228. 
Gest, John, 216. 
Geykye, William, 180. 
Gib, John, 297. 
Gibliston, estate of, 69 n. 
Gibson, Agnes, 48, 124. 

Alexander, 78, 131. 

of Durie, 86 and «, 88, 159 

and n. 

David, 227. 

George, of Goldingstones, 1 59 n. 

James, 67, 153 and «, 270. 

John, 54, 74, 282. 

Giffen, of Dumlaven, 26. 
Gilchryst, John, 1 16. 
Robert, 103. 



310 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Gilespie, Alexander, 288. 

Gill, Andro, 278. 

Gledstanes, Herbert, 5 and «, 14, 17, 

109. 
Goldman, Dr., 168 and n. 
Charles, 106 and «, 107, 261, 

273, 294. 

Elizabeth, 107 n, 

James, 42, 45, 107 w, 132, 185, 

195, 211, 214, 218, 224, 228. 

John, 199, 247, 266, 273, 281, 297. 

Margaret, 24 n. 

Patrick, 107 n. 

Peter, 107 n. 

Robert, 107 n, 

Thomas, 229. 

• William, 46, 107 «, 187, 189, 

220, 264. 
Graham, Alexander, 39 n. 

David, of Fintry, 1 5 w. 

Grissild, 59. 

John, 16, 39. 

of Claverhouse, id n. 

Walter, 294. 

of Duntrune, 126 n. 

William, 26, 47, 89, 116, 126, 

151, 196. 

of Balluny, 1 5 and n. 

of Claverhouse, 16 and n. 

Grange. See Durham, Wm. 

Grant (Graunt), Adame, 253, 257, 266, 

272, 281, 283, 293. 

David, 259. 

William, 292. 

Gray, lord, 225. 

Agnes, 151. 

Alexander, 37, 90, 166, 229, 233, 

241, 249, 250, 276, 300. 
——Andrew, 18, 96, 254, 271, 277, 

287. 

of Ballegernocht, 10. 

Euffam, 47, 125. 

Gilbert, 103. 

James, 284. 

Johne, 86, 154. 

Margaret, 120. 

■ Patrik, 22, 89, 108, 163, 204. 

of Innergowry, 97 and n. 

Robert, 11, 37, 237. 

Thomas, 11, 21, 37, 174, 183, 184, 

225. 

William, %%^ 103, 143. 

Greif, George, 41. 

Gilbert, 168. 

James, 89. 

Rychard, 167. 

Grein, James, 129 n. 

Grene land, Dundee, 129 and n. 

Grimlo, Barbara, 106. 



Gudlet, James, 49, 200. 

John, 212. 

Guild or Guld, Andrew, 65. 

David, 196. 

James, 3, 26, 89, 165, 174. 

Thomas, 34. 

Gullane, William, 242, 263. 

Guthrie (Guthre), Alexander, 2 «, 247. 

Andro, 54, 74 and n. 

David, 3 «, 18, 40, 102. 

Elizabeth, 1 1 and n. 

Henry, 21-23, 89, 107, 167, 

230, 24s, 257, 260, 267, 282, 286, 
292, 298. 

Malcom, of Kyngany, 20 and w, 24. 

Margaret, 1 02. 

Patrik, 167. 

of Nethmuthie, 106. 

of Kinblethmont, 117 and'w. 

Robert, fidler, 78, 

Thomas, 18, 47, 49, 68, 100, 161, 

182, 186, 268. 
William, 8, 25, loi, 102 and «, 

115 and «, 131, 236, 245, 260, 267. 

of Kyngany, 21. 

of Kinblethmont, 1 1 w. 

Guverss, Witolans, 238. 
Gwynd. See Beatoun, James. 

Haell, Elspet, 135. 

Hal, Robert, 225. 

Halyburton, Alex., 13 1 w, 233, 234, 

257, 268, 284. 

Andro, 140, 256, 268. 

of Pitcur, 8 n. 

Anthone, 3, 90, 92, 96, 131 and 

«, I35» 159. 172, 173. 176, 196, 216, 

220. 

C, 2, 90, 167, 173, 175, 184. 

George, 15. 

sir George, 8 n, 59 n. 

James, 8 and «, 10, 21, 22, 40, 92, 

129, 131 «, 142, 148, 157 «, 158 », 

175. 182. 

of Essy, loi. 

sir James, of Pitcur, 48, 125 and 

w, 159 n. 

John, 291. 

Robert, 149, 256, 268, 277, 282, 

289, 292, 299. 
S., 36. 

Thomas, 74 and w, 91, III, 171 

«, 201, 233, 234, 251, 252, 254, 256, 
268, 270, 278, 279, 282, 288-291, 
294. 300, 302. 

Walter, 22, 82 and^. 

William, 10, 38, 149, 167, 211, 

219, 228, 238, 240, 259, 265, 273, 
285, 287, 290, 29s, 299, 301. 



INDEX 



311 



Hamiltoun, John, 216. 

Robert, 130, 244, 253, 254, 271, 

282, 286, 289, 292, 294, 300, 301. 

Thomas, of Drumcairn, 97 and n. 

Harower, Adame, 206. 
Hassone, David, 274. 
Hay, baron, 163 and n. 

• Alex., 86, 130, 211, 214. 

David, 277. 

George, 97, in, 167. 

James, 53, 235, 246-249, 262, 

270, 272, 279, 280, 282, 286, 288, 
291, 299. 

of Fudie, 131. 

Johne, 109. 

Margaret, 128 n. 

Patrick, 174, 180. 

Peter, of Naughton, 163 n, 

Richard, 253, 292. 

Thomas, 196, 233. 

Walter, 38, 93, 108, 176, 213. 

William, 45, 84, 220, 267. 

Heborn. See Hepburn. 
Hendersone, James, 245, 274. 

John, 40. 

Patrik, i lo. 

Thomas, 257, 284, 293, 294. 

Henn, Thomas, 64. 

Henri iv. of Navarre, assassination of, 

127. 
Henry, John, 214. 

Thomas, 208, 224, 271. 

Henrysone, John, 204. 

Mettie, 161. 

— — Thomas, 172 and n. 

Heny, Johne, 30. 

Hepburn (Heborn), John, 216. 

the younger, 287. 

Heres, David, 26, 28, 39, 87, 90, 166, 

174, 182, 184, 216. 

Elizabeth, 191. 

Isobell, 2, 164, 173, 174, 183. 

John, 205. 

Thomas, 19, 27, 40, 143, 146, 

158, 174, 178, 182, 184, 228. 
Hering, Archibald, 97, 99. 

Elspet, 18 «, 94 and «, 98, 99 

and «, 151 and w, 152. 

James, 97, Ii2. 

Herpong, George, 239. 

Hill, Andro, 47, 126, 252, 266, 271, 

281, 298. 

William, 75, 76, 94, 302. 

Hird, Robert, 216. 

Hodge, John, 41, 212, 220, 237, 243, 

260, 267, 279. 
Hog (Ploig), Alexander, 220, 238. 

James, 243. 

John, 212, 235. 



Hoggons, John, 137 and n. 
Hoip, James, 32. 

Johne, 43. 

' Holy blood silver,' sale of, 82 w. 
Hood (Huid), Johne, 75 and n. 

William, 219, 224, 239. 

Hoppringill, David, 40. 

How, John, 24, 38, 40, 41, 56, 89, 95, 

172, 173. 
Howesone, John, 77. 

Robert, 57, 73, 104, 233. 

William, 57. 

Howie, Robert, principal of Marischal 

college, 123 «, 127 ;/. 

Thomas, 89, 90. 

Hubbert, Effe, 60, 61. 

Issobell, 61, 66. 

Hucheoun, Jonet, 162. 

Huid. See Hood. 

Hulbert, Margaret, 82 and «. 

Hume, Jean, 29, 162 

Hunter, David, 106, 128, 168, 186, 

235, 242, 252, 291, 292. 

Gilbert, 116. 

Thomas, 44, 133. 

William, 186, 195. 

Hutcheson, David, 196. 
Hynd, Paule, 283. 

Idvies land, 38 and n. 

Idwye, Elspit, 81. 

Imry or Imbrie, David, 3 n. 

Peter, 40, 79, 94, 99, 138, 1 8 1, 

183 and n. 
Inglis, Peter, 253, 266. 
Ingraham, John, 164. 
Innergowry. See Gray, Patrik. 
Innermay, lord, 26, 90, 166. 
Innes, Alex., 86. 
Ireland, Thomas, 11, 12 and «, 13, 18, 

98, 103, 107. 
Isak, Johne, 69, 94. 

Jack (Jak), consalour, i. 

Alex., 48, 75, 116 and «, 124, 

220, 221, 223, 263, 265, 273, 275, 

276, 287, 289, 301. 

Androw, 200, 228. 

David, 197 and «, 208, 228. 

George, 225. 

Henry, 214. 

James, 45. 

John, 89, 175, 184, 199, 223. 

225. 

Margaret, 25 «, 45, 106 «, 107 n. 

Marion, 127, 128. 

Robert, 87, 137, 223, 245, 259, 

268, 272, 274, 27s, 278, 284, 288, 

294, 301. 



312 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Jack (Jak), Thomas, 46, loi, 116 and 

n, 119, 153, 209, 217, 247, 261, 273, 

290, 297. 

William, 263, 271, 278, 298. 

Jackson (Jaksone), Alex., 67, 107. 

Euffame, 139. 

James, 2, 8, 13, 175, 183. 

Robert, 3, 15, 31, 90, 143, 148, 

167, 175, 177, 183 and n. 
James vi. , in pursuit of Huntly, 42 n ; 

visits Scotland, 117, 159 n. 
Jhonesk, Adrian, 238. 
Johnson or Johnstone, Alexander, 2. 

Andro, 89, 223. 

David, 28, 45, 132, 167. 

George, 293. 

Grigory, 278. 281. 

Henry, 245, 256, 270, 282, 286. 

Johne, 14. 

William, 291. 

Just, Thomas, 198. 

Keir. See Kerr. 

Keith (Keyth), James, 241. 

Keithick, estate of, 39 n. 

Kelly, laird of, 30. 

Kelman, Alex., 109, 189 and n. 

Kelour, George, 104. 

Kendo, Robert, S^, 113 and 11, 160, 

252, 276, 278, 282. 
Kennady, Androw, 223. 

James, 223. 

Kerr or Keir, George, 213. 

James, 198, 203, 206, 213, 224. 

Johne, 196, 198, 200, 202, 207, 

210. 

Margaret, III n. 

Robert, 136, 199. 

William, of Rossy, 41. 

Key, Duncan, 272, 281. 

Jhone, 104. 

Margaret, 61. 

Thomas, 212, 216. 

Walter, 24, 64. 

Kinblethmont, 117 and n. 

Kinloch (Kynloch), doctor David, 264. 

Eupham, 56 n. 

George, 86, 246, 249, 274. 

James, 154, 274. 

John, 198, 201, 214, 218, 243. 

Patrik, 'j'j. 

Robert, 109, 137, 207, 211, 213, 

217, 218. 

Thomas, 259. 

William, 90, 184 and w, 186, 230, 

235, 236, 239, 244, 259, 263, 265, 
267, 278, 283, 289. 298, 301. 

Kinnaird or Kinnear (Kynnard), Andro, 
21, 38, 170, 226, 240. 



Kinnaird or Kinnear (Kynnard), David, 

165. 

Elizabeth, 137 n. 

Henry, commendatorofBalmerino, 

137 «. 

James, 145 and w, 155. 

Patrik, 205, 210, 213, 224, 233. 

of Inchture, 115 and n. 

William, 75, 248. 

Kippen, John, 78. 

Kirkcaldie, Alexander, 240, 262, 266, 

275, 287. 

Andro, 148. 

Kirktoun. See Scrymgeour, John. 
Knyght, George, 234, 237, 239, 243, 

252, 256, 269, 281, 286. 

Gilbert, 296. 

Henrie, 282, 284. 

James, 222, 226, 227. 

John, 267. 

Patrik, 49. 

Thomas, 293. 

Kokburn. See Cockburn. 

Kuik. See Cook. 

Kyd, Alexander, 2, 46, 103, 161. 

Andro, 22, 286. 

Archibald, 212, 254, 270, 294. 

David, 26, 27, 28, 42, 90, 132, 

139, 154- 

Issobel, 47, 126, 162, 187, 241, 

252. 

J., 251, 264, 290, 302. 

James, 68. 

Janet, ii n, 12 n, 189 n. 

Patrik, 62, 143 and 11, 242. 

Robert, 9 and n, 18, 45, 67, 89, 

92, 105 and n, 129, 166, 184, 195 
and «, 198-201, 207, 209. 

Thomas, 135 and «, 147, 162. 

William, 31, 89, 90, 179. 

Kyill, James, 37, 85. 

-Thomas, 251, 280, 297. 

Kynellis, gudeman of, 100 and n. 
Kyngeny. See Guthrie : Wedderburn, 

Alexander. 
Kyngis Apologie. the^ 73. 
Kynlocht. See Kinloch. 
Kynmond, Alexander, 30, 44, 66, 90, 

133 and n, 166 and w, 291. 
Kynnard. See Kinnaird. 
Kynnareis, Andro, 235, 237, 240, 245, 
253, 258, 266, 272, 276, 281, 284, 
292, 293, 297, 298. 

James, loi and «, 102. 

Walter, 240. 

William, 139 and «, 149, 230, 

235. 237, 240, 241, 245, 253, 254, 
257, 258, 265, 266, 271, 272, 281, 
283, 284, 286, 293, 298. 



INDEX 



813 



Lady Mary Fair, 44. 
Laing (Laynge), Anthone, 40. 

Patrik, 136. 

Landlands, Patrick, of Collace, 126 n. 
Law, Andro, 275. 

Michel, 80, 211. 

Lawson, Helen, 145 «. 

Jhone, 199. 

William, 199. 

Laynge. See Laing. 

Leighton (Lychtoun), Andro, 34 and 

w, 170, 233. 

Cristian, 185. 

James, 244, 297. 

John, 269. 

Walter, 154 and n, 223. 

Leirmonth, sir James, of Balcomie, 

125 n. 
Leitsche, Johne, 90. 
Lentrone, Thomas, 299. 
Lermont, Johne, 114. 
Leslie, Johne, 225. 

William, 191. 

Lessellis, Piter, 232. 

William, 196, 214, 219. 

Lettir fair, 44 and n. 

Leutsoun, Abrme, 196. 

Ley, James, 151. 

Leyis, William, 285. 

Leyth, Adame, 67. 

Lichton. See Leighton. 

Lind, David, 217. 

Lindsay or Lyndsay, Alexander, mer- 

cheand burges of Edinburgh, 77. 

■ of Pitterly, 118 and n. 

of Vayn, 43 and n, 94. 

sir Alexander, of Boysack, 67, 91, 

173, 174 and n. 

Cristiane, 91. 

David, 127 and «, 169, 189. 

George, 15, 31, 46, 88, 94, loi, 

134, 148, 158, 159, 166, 168, 173, 

177, 179, 180, 204, 205. 
• Henry, of Carestoun, 23, 95 and 

«, 97. 

Hew, 36. 

. James, 7, 31, 36, 89, 90, 152, 166, 

175, 242, 246, 250, 256, 295, 300. 

. John, 297. 

Olyver, 11. 

Patrik, 118 and «, 197. 

Thomas, 54, 90, iii and «, 113, 

175- 

William, 213, 215, 224, 250, 282, 

288. 
Litel St. James chaplainry, 33 and «, 
^ .34,36. 
Livie, David, 199. 
Livingstone, Alexander, 159 and n. 



Livingstone, dame Magdalen, wife of sir 
James Scrymgeour of Dudhope, 2, 
27 and «, 28 n, 47, 91, 126, 159 «, 

^73, 175. 

Robert, 229. 

Lochbrum, 145 and n. 
Lochlean, William, 213. 
Lochmalony, George, 149, 246, 260, 

264, 272. 
William, 30, 42, 44, 68, 88, 90, 

132, 200, 225, 226, 228. 
Logy, estate of, 43 n. 

gudeman of, 70. 

Loky, William, 50, 51, 52. 

Loury. See Lowry. 

Lousoun. See Lowson. 

Lov, Bessie, 45. 

Lovell or Lowell, Alexander, 6, 44, 63, 

96, 148. 

Andro, 18, 26, 90, 166, 174, 184. 

Christina, 163 «, 190 «. 

Elizabeth, 18 «, 73 n. 

George, 6, 7. 

Henry, 26, 196. 

Isobell, 147 n. 

James, 68. 

Johne, 9, 18, 21 and n, 26, 27, 

30, 40, 47, 73, 94, 98, 99, 125, 

159, 166, 175, 179, 182-184, 195 

and w, 216, 220, 222, 225. 
of Balumbie, 26 and «, 90, 

108 and 71. 

Matild, 175. 

Peter, 82. 

Robert, 2, 211. 

William, 40, 174, 175, 179. 

Low, Andro, 156. 

John, 103. 

Robert, 14, 173, 174. 

William, 60, 82 and n. 

Lowry (Loury), James, 43. 

Patrik, 64. 

Thomas, 131. 

Lowson (Lousoun), David, 90, 167. 

George, 10. 

John, 196, 225. 

Patrik, 55, 153. 

Lugton, Andro, 240. 

Walter, 239. 

Luk, James, 274. 

Lumlathin, 16, 95, 160. 

Lundin, Anne, lady Claverhouse, 16 

«, 39 and n. 
Lundy, David, 219. 

-James, 3, 172. 

Luynd, David, 212. 
Lwyd, Patrik, 214. 

schir William, 35. 

Lychtoun. See Leighton. 



314 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Lyell, David, 223. 

Robert, 208, 213. 

Lyndford, William, 77, 78. 
Lyndsay. See Lindsay. 
Lyon or Lyn, Bessy, 230. 

Cudbert, 218. 

James, 196. 

Jean, 174 n. 

Jeremy, 16. 

John, 196, 209, 270. 

Patrick, 10 and «, 23, 42, 48, 1 10, 

125, 143, 211, 214, 219, 222, 228, 

230, 279. 

sir Patrick, of Carse, 36 n. 

Robert, 167. 

William, 131. 

of Bagilly, 86, 100 and n. 

M'GiLL, David, 255, 258. 

Macky (Makkye), Alexander, 153 «, 

227, 228, 236, 252, 261, 287, 299. 

James, 153 and it. 

Madyne, Gilbert, 237, 274. 
Magdalen chaplenry, 160. 
Mail!, John, 221. 

Joseph, 217. 

Main, William, 181. 
Mair, William, 177. 
Maitland, William, 214. 
Major's cornicle, 168. 
MakdufF, Gilbert, 187. 
Makeson, Androw, 128. 
Makeynghe, Murdo, 40. 
Makfie, Andro, 281. 

James, 253, 266. 

Makmillan, Fargus, 222, 
Malice, Adam, 14, 18, 35. 
Man, Alexander, 164, 191. 

Andro, 198. 

David, 153 and w, 214. 

James, 197, 202, 214, 223,224, 

230, 237, 252, 263, 274, 275,' 289, 

290, 296, 298, 302. 

John, 202. 

Kirstene, 293. 

Petir, 140 and «, 153, 222, 225. 

Robert, 75> 94- 

Thomas, 26, 27, 29 and n, 31, 38, 

88, 90, 107, 108, 191, 197, 210. 
William, 19, 22, 24 and ;/, 30, 37, 

48, 69, 84 «, 89, 95, 98, 100, 105, 

108, 123 and It, 124, 180, 197, 228. 
Mar, earl of, 159. 

Alexander, 277. 

Martin (Myrtoun), David, 19, 298. 

George, 273. 

Henry, 211. 

John, 211, 296. 

William, 109, 212. 



Mary, queen of Scots, epitaph on, 187 

and n. 
Matheson, Andro, 29, 69, 75, 95, 134 

and Hy 161. 
Mathew, Andro, 53, 108, 197, 217, 223. 

George, 56, 217, 219. 

Henrie, 272. 

James, 27, 28, 183. 

Mathowis, James, 95. 
MauU, David, 67, 70, 118. 

of Boath, 86 and «. 

Issobell, 61, 165, 166. 

Thomas, no. 

of Pitlivie, 120 n. 

Maw, James, 216. 

William, 200. 

Maxwell, the wrycht, 63. 

Daniell, 254, 261. 

David, 276. 

Elspet, 81. 

Robert, 23. 

Mealing. See Meilling. 
Meallene, James, 280. 
Meathie, David, 221. 
Meffen, Johne, 45. 

Thomas, 282. 

Meik, Thomas, 263, 278. 
Meill, Alexander, 284. 

John, 167, 182, 220. 

Michell, 169. 

Meilling or Mealing, James, 285. 

Margaret, 175. 

Meldrum, Johne, 230. 
Melgound estate, 39 ii. 
Melling, William, 291. 
Melvill, David, 26, 66, 89, 90. 

James, 212. 

Richard, of Baldovy, 158 «. 

Roger, 49, 158 and n. 

Melvin, John, 242. 

Mercir, John, 219. 

Mercolphis, 169. 

Methven, David, 218, 231, 239. 

John, 252. 

Thomas, 257, 262. 

Michelsone, Thomas, 161. 

Mikle sanct James chaiplenry, 34 and «. 

Mirre, Thomas, 30. 

Mitchell (Michell), Andro, 167, 218, 

263, 278, 298. 

George, 129 and «, 219. 

Issobel, 168. 

Patrik, 198, 209, 212, 219, 228. 

Thomas, 60. 

Moir, John, 153. 

Moncur, Andro, of Balmano, 38. 

James, 231, 232, 234, 240, 290, 

291. 
Johne, 95 and «, 222, 228. 



INDEX 



315 



Moncur, Jonet, 155. 

Margaret, 48, 125. 

Thomas, of Seggieden, 147 n, 

Mongall, Alisone, 139. 
Mongumry, Robert, 144 and «, 168. 
Monorgound, James, 237, 256, 268, 

284, 293, 294, 297. 

John, 7. 

Thomas, 2 and «, 13. 

Monquhany. See Balfour. 

Monro, Donald, 286. 

Mores, Andro, 129, 143, 149, 161 and 

«, 212, 244, 255, 282. 

James, 274. 

Robert, 238, 241, 261, 263, 266, 

275, 280, 283, 287, 288, 289, 292, 

296, 301. 

Walter, 182. 

Morgan, Alisone, 106. 
Morgund, John, 263. 
Moriesone, Andro, 288. 

James, 248. 

John, 214, 

Mortemer, Andrew, 27, 144, 158, 179. 

David, 227. 

Mow, James, 24 ;z, 224. 

Thomas, 224. 

Mudy, David, 115, 116, 197 and «, 214, 

221, 223, 263, 275. 
George, 3, 8, 22, 32, 39, 61, 81, 

93» I33» 155. 166, 177, 183 and «, 213. 

Henrie, 236, 269, 289, 291. 

James, 106, 135, 155, 231, 239, 

244, 280. 

Robert, 37, 38, 90, 210, 219. 

Thomas, 240-241, 257, 266, 288. 

Muir, Niniane, 236. 

Thomas, 36, 179, 216. 

Murdo, John, 177. 
Mureson, George, 38, 'JT^ 89. 
Murray, Donald, 244, 299. 

James, 241. 

John, 278. 

Robert, 147. 

Thomas, 264, 284, 291. 

Myillis, Henri, 243, 247, 260, 269, 272, 

283, 296. 
My In, Agnes, 116. 
Alexander, 102 and «, 106, 1 42, 

185, 192, 236, 253, 262, 273. 

Elizabeth, 4 n. 

George, 151, 163, 167. 

Henry, 251. 

Issobell, 26. 

James, 4 and w, 17, 21, 25, 102 

and «, 116, 117, 199, 208, 209, 220. 
John, 23, 29, 30, 49, 59, 68, 97, 

132, IS9» I79> 235, 268, 282, 288, 

291. 



Myln, John, of Woodhill, 2 n. 

Jonet, 2 «, 4 and «, 5, 56 «, 60, 

82, 189. 

Margaret, 2 «, 81. 

Robert, 2 «, 12 «, 10, 93, 105, 

116, 162. 
Thomas, 19, 21-23, 3i» 32, 167, 

217. 

William, 159, 170 and «, 179. 

Mynto, William, 3. 

Nairn (Narne), David, of Sand- 

FURD, 109 and n. 

Robert, 85, 131. 

Thomas, advocate, 88. 

Napier, Anne, wife of Patrik Gray of 

Invergowrie, 97 n. 
Neilsone, James, 72, 112, 114. 

Thomas, 64, 73. 

Nes, Johne, 18, 40, 44, 90, no, 164, 

191. 
New Testament in Latin, 169. 
Newton, Janet, 83 n. 

Johne, 244. 

Patrik, 167, 168. 

Walter, 161. 

William, 57. 

Nicoll, Alexander, 24, 54, 96, loi, 

122, 130, 152, 162. 

Andro, 18, 30, 103, 129. 

Grissell, 153. 

James, 2, 8, I3,'40, 175, 213, 214. 

Katheren, 167. 

Thomas, 68, 213. 

Nische, Andro, 50, 51. 
Nisiep, David, 283. 
Nory, Johne, 88. 

OCHTERLONY, ALEXANDER, 29. 

James, 116, 141, 187, 211, 258, 

295- 

Johne, 81, 124, 161, 177. 

of Murrois, 168. 

Ogilvy, Agnes, 126 n. 

Alexander, of Babothy, 39. 

David, 48. 

of Persie, 123 «. 

George, 40, 68, 151 and «, 161, 

211. 

Henry, 166, 177. 

Issobel, 161. 

James, of Dyntron, 47, 126 and n, 

John, 26, 29, 30, 38, 45, 46, 48 «, 

dT, 68, 72, 77, 90, 96, no- II 2, 116, 
118, 120, 121, 123, 132, 136, 137, 
156, 163, 164, 166, 174, 184, 220, 
259, 297. 

of Innerkelour, 39 and n. 

Marion, 39 w. 



316 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Ogilvy, Thomas, 174, 180, 250, 253, 

265. 

Walter, 56. 

William, 213, 241. 

Olyver, James, 237. 

John, 156. 

Patrik, 206. 

Ortelius, 156, 169. 
Ostlar, Andro, 157. 
David, 39, 157 and n, 216, 245, 

272. 
Ovid, 168, 169. 

Painter or Panter, Andro, 214, 

218, 219, 221, 226, 230, 238, 241, 

242, 252, 254, 284, 286, 302. 
Pait, Wiliiam, 225. 
Parck, Andro, 219. 
Patersoun, Henrie, 221, 235, 247, 253, 

261,266,273,281,291,297. 

James, 221, 222, 273. 

John, 238, 270, 280. 

Meriore, 170. 

Robert, 216. 

Thomas, 38. 

William, 162, 268, 280. 

Paton, John, 16, 22, 24, 25, 37, 54, 93- 

95, 99, 100, 107, 109, 115, 141 and 

n, 187. 
Peat or Peit, Andro, 242, 270. 

William, 208, 225. 

Peblis, Johne, 78. 

Peddie, James, 206. 

Peirsone, Alexander, 42, 48, 65, 67, 70, 

89, 108, 114, 123, 126, 141 and w, 

147, 164, 169. 

of Balmadies, 31 and n. 

Andro, 253, 295. 

Archibald, 264. 

David, 59, 235, 242, 249, 258, 

263, 264, 274, 282. 
James, 151, 167, 171, 198, 213, 

214, 239-241, 244, 245, 249, 254, 

257, 261, 267, 281, 283, 284, 286, 

294, 297, 298. 
John, 48, 89, 102 and n, 123, 196, 

198, 204, 212, 214, 219-224, 228. 

Robert, 147. 

William, 228. 

Perie, Jhone, 201. 
Persie. See Ogilvy, David. 
Perssie, William, 223. 
Petcur, 8 n, 37. 
Petrie, Alexander, 104. 

Andro, 264, 267. 

George, 241. 

James, 203. 

William, 73. 

Philpt, Alexander, ^79. 



Piken, George, 144. 

Pilmer, Wiliame, 213. 

Pitcairne, Henry, 213. 

Pitkerro, 16 n. 

Pitlathy, 105. 

Pittelpie. See Abercrombie. 

Pitillo, William, 239, 263, 273. 

Pittillok, 298. 

Fhitarch, 173. 

Povvry, lady, 184 and n. 

John, 278. 

Oliver, 223, 245. 

Robert, 217. 

William, 240, 283. 

Prestoun, Alexander, 32, loi, 115, 

142, 237, 250, 260, 262, 273, 275, 

285, 287, 300. 

Henrie, 231. 

Robert, 267. 

Pryid, David, 218. 
Pullor, John, 208. 

QuERREOUR, George, 19, 31. 
Quhittet, Gilbert, 22, 24, 33, 98. 
Quhyte. See White. 
Quintilian^ 173. 

Rae or Ray, Andro, 40, 52, 

228. 
Ramsay, Alexander, 2 and «, II and 

«, 18, 23, 30, 68, 93, 196, 201, 212- 

217, 219, 221, 224. 
-— Andro, 213. 

Charles, 188. 

David, 19, 36, 175, 182, 184, 234, 

236, 246, 248, 258, 265, 293. 

George, 7 and «, 109, 124. 

Grisell, 190 «. 

Helen, gudewyf of Ardownie, 48, 

60, 61, 100, 107, 123, 124, 128, 162 

and «, 163 and «, 190 n. See also 

Betoun, Helen. 
Henry, of Ardowny, 24, 28 «, 47, 

48, 59, 61, 70, 87, .108, 109, 114, 120 

and «, 124, 126, 130, 164, 167-169. 

James, 120, 190 w. 

John, II, 37, 75, 89, 102, 119 

and w, 162, 167, 185 and «, 213. 

Michel, 2,%. 

Patrik, 26, 43, loi, 103, 141 and 

«, 142, 157, 196, 206, 210, 214, 224. 

Robert, 5 and «, 213. 

Thomas, 40, 80 and w, 81, 1 5 1, 

189, 213. 
William, 103, 234, 239, 247, 261, 

276 ; epitaph on, 190 n. 
Rankin or Renken, Alexander, 70, 78 

and w, 79, 138, 155, 220, 233, 237, 

273- 



INDEX 



317 



Rankin or Renken, Andro, 241, 244, 

254, 255, 270, 273, 282, 286. 
James, 27, 93, loi, 133 and «, 

135, 140, 146, 158, 172, 179, 180, 

199, 226. 
Johne, 144 and n, 178, 244, 250, 

251, 263. 

Patrick, 46. 

Richard, 261. 

Walter, 71, 84 and «, 113, 168, 

230, 231, 241, 249, 255, 256, 268, 

269, 273, 282, 283, 297. 

William, loi, 104, 113. 

Rann, Alexander, 66. 
Rannald, Andrew, 14. 

David, 14, 175. 

James, 31, 166. 

Rannkeler. See Sibbald, James. 
Rattray, Andro, 288. 

David, 29, 208, 216. 

John, 174. 

John, 29, 180 and «, 208, 209, 

211, 217. 

Patrik, 29. 

Reat, William, minister of Mains, 127 

and n. 
Rebon or Ribon, Lauerens, 205, 207. 
Red, John, 164. 
Reid or Read, Patrik, 232. 

Thomas, 262. 

Reyky, James, 26, 29, 40, 57, 58, 90, 

98, 99, 165. 
Richardsone, Alexander, 5, 49, 64. 

Henry, 5. 

Thomas, 198. 

William, 199, 223, 228. 

Riche, Grahame, 207. 

Richie, John, 199, 282. 

William, 208, 210, 222, 225, 247, 

250, 271, 275, 285, 295, 296. 
Riddell, Walter, 276. 
Rig, William, 224. 
Rind. See Rynd. 

Robertson (Robeson), Androw, 204. 
David, 19, 22-24, 30, 32, 40, 44, 

69, 89, 90, 104, 114, 134, 141, 166, 

170 and n, 173, 179, 180, 183, 184, 

189, 196, 199, 220, 290. 
George, 42, 72, 90, 174, 183, 205, 

222. 
James, 47, 48, 62 «, 124 and n- 

127, 170. 

John, of Baschando, 21. 

Robert, 219. 

Thomas, 69, 214, 219. 

William, 152 and n. 

Robsone, Johne, 67. 

Thomas, 37. 

Roche, Margaret, 163 n. 



Roger or Rodger, John, 70, 71, 154, 

203, 206, 218, 223. 

Niniane, 208. 

Walter, 239. 

William, 252, 265, 282, 286, 298. 

Rolland, Petir, 21 and «, 22, 31, 86, 

no, 222. 

Thomas, 22. 

Rollok, Charles, 266, 271. 

David, 15, 63, S^ and «, 137, 145,. 

230, 233, 241, 246, 264, 281, 284. 

George, 33 n. 

Hercules, 33 and n. 

• James, 199. 

Johne, 223, 229, 230, 232, 246,. 

247, 255, 259, 261, 274, 289. 

Margaret, 114, 145 n. 

Mariote, 17. 

Robert, 105, 286. 

Walter, 47, 102, 125, 126, 217. 

William, 115, 213, 214, 218, 219,, 

223. 
Ross, Alexander, 230, 242, 254, 255. 
Andro, 240, 243, 254, 260, 262,. 

267, 277, 282, 286, 288, 292, 298, 

299. 
James, 106, 107, 128, 141, 167,. 

245, 292. 

John, 209. 

Rough, Johne, 243. 

Patrick, 216. 

Robert, 152. 

Row, John, of Carnock, 56 w. 
Rutherfurd, Christian, 80 n. 

James, 26, 31, 48, 66, 89, 164. 

of Murrous, 123. 

Rynd, Alexander, 211, 224, 280, 291,. 

296. 

St. Clement's kyrkyard, 96. 

St. Fort (formerly Sandfurd), in Fife,. 

106 «, 109 11, 163 and n. 
St. James Apostle chaplainry, 35 and n. 
St. James the Less chaplainry, 33 «, 34,. 

36. 
St. Margaret's chaplenry, 63. 
St. Servis chaplainry, 33 and «, 37. 
St. Stephane's chaplenry, 76. 
St. Thomas chaplenry, ^^^ 90, 136. 
St. Thomas land, 19, 24, 25, 32. 
Salter, David, 36. 

Robert, 36. 

Samuell, Michall, 31. 

Sanderis tenement, 34. 

Sandfurd. See St. Fort. 

Schaw, Johne, 107. 

Scheir, David, 151. 

Schewan, David, 230, 239, 240, 242,. 

244, 252, 254, 257, 258, 261. 



318 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Schewan, Johne, 29, 48, 124, 211, 221. 
Schippert, Andro, 77, 105, 106, no, 

154, 167. 

David, 36, 211, 218. 

James, 44. 

William, 30. 

Schorswod, Gilbert, 93 and n. 

John, 80 and w, 83, 91, lOi, 1 16, 

118, 119, 125, 155, 165, 166, 168. 
Robert, 32, 53, 66, 70, 71, 108, 

no, 113, 132, 163. 

Walter, 207. 

Scone abbey, 8 «. 

Scott, Alexander, 198, 203, 213, 217, 

223. 

David, 147 «, 196. 

Euffame, 48, 124. 

George, 141, 161. 

Johne, 38, 232. 

Patrik, 246, 248, 250, 259. 

Thomas, 16. 

Walter, 165. 

Scrymgeour of Dudhope, 15 «, 33 «, 

35 n. See also sir James and sir John. 

of Glaswell, 26, 39. 

Adame, 64. 

Alexander, 10 and «, 11, 18, 92, 

154 n, 172, 189, 195-200, 204-215. 

David, 56, 159 M, 204, 206. 

Elizabeth, 35 n. 

George, 201. 

Gilbert, 17, 24. 

James, n, 23 and n, 33 n, 34, 

36, 38, 94, 99, 124, 156, 182, 211, 

218, 223, 228. 

of Littleton, 129 n. 

James, viscount Dudhope, 159 n. 

sir James, of Dudhope, 27, 28 «, 

42 w, 48, 91 and n, 125, 164 and 

n, 168, 170 ; death of, 91 and n. 

Jean, 159 n. 

John, 17, 22, 30, 35 w, 43, 48, 

67, 70, 87, 91 and «, 103, 124, 159 

and w, 211. 
of Kirktoun, i and n, 21, 

99 and n. 

of Dudhope, 103. 

sir John of Dudhope, 164 and n, 

Magdalen, 99 n. 

Margaret, 48, 124 n, 125 and n. 

Mary, 159 n. 

Robert, 10, 34, 35, 89, 174, 183. 

Thomas, 7. 

Walter, 255. 

Seaton or Seton, Henry, 15. 

James, 46, 

of Parbroath, 159 n. 

Selcraeg, Margaret, 168. 
Seres wynd, 36. 



Seres, Robert, 20 and n. 
Seymmer. See Symmer. 
Ships, list of — 

Andro, 72, 204, 220, 224, 226, 237, 

238, 240, 262, 266, 275, 286, 287, 

293. 295, 300. 
Angel, 210, 220, 223, 224, 243, 249, 

260, 272, 277, 287, 297, 299. 
Anld Angel, 223. 
Bark, 203, 206. 
Bark Allane, 244, 248, 253, 259, 

267, 284, 294, 300. 
Blessing, 246, 249, 273, 274. 
Blessing of God, I'i^^^. 
Cant, 2.2.'}^, 
Catharine, 287. 
Claynge Coist, 280. 
Clynkebellis, 55, 198, 209, 214, 218. 
David, 220, 236, 244, 254, 270, 273, 

282, 286. 
David Smyth, 206. 
Double Kay, 238. 
Dow, 229. 
Dragon, 217, 221. 
Dyamond, 84, 255, 261. 
Eagle, 218, 219. 
Edward, 231. 
Elspet, 178, 180, 215, 232, 241, 243, 

245, 249, 251, 254, 260, 262, 267, 

277, 286, 288, 292, 298. 
Falcon, 71, 145, 195, 202, 205, 214, 

300. 
Fleing Hart, 250, 260, 262, 273, 275, 

285, 287. 
Fortoun, 234, 238, 246-248. 
Fox, 229, 233, 237, 242, 249, 258, 

262, 270, 273, 292, 301. 
George, 207, 232, 270, 277, 280, 289, 

291, 297. 
Gift of God, 232, 233, 236, 237, 241, 

254, 261, 265, 268, 270, 271, 275, 

276, 285, 287, 288, 296. 
Glessie, 218. 
Godsend, 246, 260, 264, 272, 290, 

294. 
Good Fortoun, 235, 239, 244, 259, 

265, 267, 274, 278, 283, 289, 298, 

301. 
Grace, 205, 231, 255, 273, 278, 280, 

285, 290, 291, 301. 
Grace of God, 200, 201, 202, 207-210, 

212, 217, 222, 223, 228, 251, 285, 

295. 
Gudsyr, 202. 
Halywall, 261. 
Hare, 205, 215. 
Harry ^ 203. 
Hart, 108, 202, 204, 210, 212, 215, 

284. 



INDEX 



319 



Ships, list of {continued) — 
Hindy 204. 
Hope for Grace, 235, 237, 240, 245, 

248 253, 257, 265, 271, 276, 281, 

283' 292, 297. 
Hope, Weill, 231, 246, 251, 262, 263, 

274. 
Hound, 201, 206, 226. 
Huik, 216. 
lames, 206, 217, 218, 221, 225, 228, 

232-234, 236, 240, 242, 246, 248, 

250, 259, 280, 291, 296. 
/ohn, 200, 203, 205, 212, 227, 228, 

238, 275, 280, 300. 
lonas, 225, 234, 237, 239, 243, 257, 

269, 272, 281, 286. 
Knudsone, 227. 
Lamb, 93. 
Litle Angell, 215. 
Lyoun, 65, 131, 200, 216, 226. 
Lyoness, 235, 243, 247, 249, 262, 

268, 279, 283, 288, 291, 299. 
Magdalene, 247, 250. 
Margaret, 201, 204, 206, 222, 224, 

226, 227, 233, 235, 242, 249, 258, 

263. 
Martine, 231, 235, 247, 253, 261, 

266, 273, 281, 291, 297. 
Mary, 274. 

Mary Galland, 131, 208, 225. 
Mary Grace, 211, 224. 
Mary Jane, 203, 207, 239, 250. 
Meriefortune, 198. 
Michaell, 2Cxd, 202, 209, 292. 
Moriane, 295. 
New Angell, 216. 
Nichtingall, 142, 199, 227. 
Onlie, 269, 285. 
Patience, 238, 287, 295, 299. 
Pelican, 93, 158, 179, 205, 226, 229, 

230, 232, 300. 
Petir, 200, 203, 204, 230. 
Phenix, 254, 289. 
Post, 210. 
Preittie Jhane, 270. 
Primrose, 178. 
Princess, 219, 226, 228. 
Providence, 83, 240. 
Reid Lyone, 275. 
Robert, 72, 112, 1 14, 200, 282, 289, 

293, 300. 
Roebuck, 231, 283. 
Roiss, 2TJ. 
Sancto Willo, 243, 247, 251, 256, 

260, 269, 272, 281, 283, 295, 

296. 
Seahors, 238. 
Smairt, 223. 
Swallow, 71, 231, 236, 260, 301. 



Ships, list of {continued) — 

Swan, 209, 241;, 248, 253, 256, 261, 
271, 277, 288, 292, 296, 299. 

Swift, 231, 236, 239, 269, 279. 

Thomas, 71, 196, 215, 216, 222-225, 
227, 256, 268, 277, 282, 288, 294, 
29s, 299, 300. 

Thrie Kyngis, 288. 

Tiger, 231, 238, 250, 261, 271, 277, 
287. 

Unikorn, 202, 218. 

Vlen, 210. 

White Angell, 204, 213. 

White Swan, 208. 

William, 49, 230, 235, 236, 239, 
246, 247, 255, 259, 261, 295. 

Wynd, 216. 
Sibbald, Andre, 38. 

David, 224, 254, 255. 

James, 243, 252. 

of Rannkeler, 105 and «. 

William, 41, 152. 

Skyrlingis wynd, 34. 
Small, Alexander, 167. 

Andro, 132. 

Charles, 298. 

David, 82, 212, 213, 216, 219, 

224. 
John, 65, 198, 203, 204, 214, 235, 

289, 300. 

Margret, 228. 

Merhone, 222. 

Smart (Smairt), David, 166, 180, 220, 

222, 244, 255, 268, 276, 286. 

George, 256, 295. 

James, 251. 

Smeton, Thomas, 17 «. 

Walter, 17 and n. 

Smith or Smyth, Agnes, 58. 

Alexander, 47, 90, 99, 108, 109, 

126, 140 and n, 141, 166, 197, 218, 

237, 242, 273. 

David, 49, 236, 271, 277, 296. 

George, 219. 

Hendrie, 203. 

Issobell, 27, 179, 182, 186. 

James, 39, 241, 255, 260, 297. 

Johne, 29, 30, 34, 54, 60, 94, 96, 

no, 157, 163, 164, 196, 199, 212, 

214, 232, 236, 239, 241, 245, 249, 

250, 284, 285, 292. 

of Dargo, 108- no. 

Fitter, 213, 223, 224. 

Robert, 19, 22, 23, 31, 68, 181, 

182, 196, 199, 207, 208, 221, 222, 

225, 228. 
— -^ Thomas, 16, 222. 
Walter, 251, 266, 271, 281, 283, 

286, 293, 301. 



320 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Smith, William, 42, 167. 
Smythis Sermojies, 169. 
Socrates, 169. 
Somer. See Symmer. 
Spalding, David, 206. 

George, 37. 

Helen, 75. 

Margaret, 102 n. 

Matilda, 129 «. 

William, 24. 

Spanky, David, 29, 151 and », 164 

and n. 
Spens, George, 36 «, 212, 213, 216, 219, 

223, 224. 

John, 214. 

Patrik, 267, 282. 

William, 36 and «, 48, 90, 95, 

125. 
Spink, Bessy e, 170. 

William, 201, 223. 

Spynie, lord, 160, 174 n. 
Stanneris, David, 152. 
Steen, Alexander, 208. 
Steill, George, 282. 

John, 81, 105, 

Stephane, Thomas, 239. 

Stevert, Thomas, i, 42. 

Stevinsone, Androw, 204, 206. 

George, 219, 228, 229, 269, 

279. 

Gilbert, 107. 

Walter, 206. 

William, 212. 

Stewart, David, 151. 

Halbert, 175, 196, 222, 

James, 155, 211, 284. 

Johne, 181, 223, 225, 227, 267. 

Thomas, 44, 66, 93, 164, 165, 

183, 202. 

William, 49, 214. 

of Setoun, 21, 

Stibbillis, John, 153. 

Robert, 62 and n. 

Stirling (Stryvilling), Androw, 203. 
George, 4, 18, 26, 45, 89, 90, 

113, 134 and «, 166, 189, 199, 212, 

218, 219, 226. 

Robert, 269. 

Stob's fair, 44. 
Storving, Patrik, 243. 
Strachan of Balhoussie, no w. 

of Claypotts, no w. 

Jeramie, 225. 

Straitoun, David, 8 n. 

Strathauchin, Agnes, 82. 

David, 162, 232, 238, 257, 268, 

279. 

Elizabeth, 20, 59 n. 

Euffame, 80. 



Strathauchin, George, 84. 

James, 18, 155 and «, 204, 280, 

291. 

Jeromye, 65. 

John, 7 and n, 27, 52, 90, 94, 

131, 216, 225, 226. 

Margaret, 20, 89, 145 w, 184. 

Robert, 168, 282. 

William, 19 and n. 

Strathmartine. See Wyntoun. 

Stronge, Alexander, 275. 

Struther, Peter, 214. 

Sturrok, John, 245, 269, 284. 

Syme, John, 214. 

Symmer, Alexander, 19, 239, 254, 255, 

270, 273, 282, 286, 293, 297. 

Elspet, 48, 123. 

Gilbert, 210. 

Robert, 144 «, 263, 273, 281, 

291, 297. 
Sympson, George, 201. 
James, 53 and n, 57, 73, 83, 84 

and ;/, 85 and n, 125 «, 127, 

129 and «, 130, 148, 165, 169, 185 

and n, 239, 263, 265, 273, 275, 278, 

289, 300. 
WiUiam, 212, 217, 218. 

Tait, Johne, 57, 192. 
Tarntie mercat, 117 and «, 
Taylour, Johne, 16. 
Telpher, Robert, 176. 
Tendel, David, 26 and w, 29, 89. 

Thomas, 55. 

Tendall's wynd, 27. 
Terrie, George, 39. 
Thayn, Adame, 57, SSy 118 and«, 166, 

174. 

Anna, 127, 128. 

David, 219, 228. 

James, 57, 118 and «, 246. 

John, 67. 

Richard, 70, 118 and w, 157. 

of Logy, 43 and n. 

Thomas, 60. 

Thempis, Jacob, 204. 

Thomson, Andro, 54, 65, 148, 200, 

202. 

David, 73, 191, 202. 

George, 40, S^^ 93. 

Gilbert, 31, 67, 151. ^ 

James, 157, 158. 

alias Reyky, James, 99 and n, 

Patrik, 200, 202. 

Robert, 3, 75, 175, 242, 246. 

Thomas, 103. 

sir Thomas, of Duddingstone, 

159 «. 

William, 10. 



INDEX 



321 



Thometoun, Donald, 255, 276, 278. 
John, 28, 55, 56, 145, 148, 158, 

180, 181, 183, 256, 268. 

Margaret, 152. 

Walter, 262. 

Toplay, William, 198. 
Traell or Traill, Dr., 66, 107. 

Alex., 14. 

Bessy, 89. 

Crystel, 26, 89, 90, 108, 166, 172, 

174, 183 and n. 

Crystophere, 212, 213. 

Gilbert, 219. 

James, 38 and n. 

John, 37, 82 and «, 85, 88, 90, 96, 

167, 242, 256, 268, 269. 

Robert, 130. 

Thomas, 6, 27 and «, 92, 108, 

109, 176, 195, 196, 211, 212 251. 
Trumpit, Alex., 19. 
Tullo, Thomas, 199. 
Tullows, Michaell, 197. 
Turing, James, 38. 
Turnebull, David, 230. 
Turpe, Thomas, 227. 
Tynne, Gilbert, 27. 
Tyrie, John, 103, 159, 230, 233, 235, 

242, 254, 257, 258, 264. 

Urquhart, Andrew, 3, 21, 26, 90, 
103, 166, 168, 174, 177, 183. 

David, 285, 287. 

James, 168. 

William, 196. 

Vallance, John, 3. 
Vannen, Alex., 227. 
Vayn. See Lindsay, Alex. 
Vichtan. See Wichtan. 
Vobster. See Webster. 
Vyneram, Elspet, 161. 

Waitt, Johne, 224. 

Walker, Androw, 217-219, 224, 225. 

James, 69 w, 84. 

. Merione, 213, 214. 

Moriory, 177. 

Patrik, 89, 213. 

Thomas, 196, 244, 255. 

William, 67, 69 «, 219, 224, 263, 

278, 301. 
Walking sprittis, buik of, 87. 
Wallace, John, 36, 40, 175. 
Wardlaw, George, 168. 
Wardmyln, 168. 
Watsone, Alane, 199. 

Alexander, 230, 242. 

Alison, 105 «. 

Daniel, 38. 



Watsone, David, 167, 242 257, 269. 

James, 230, 239. 

John, 54, 103, 143. 

Jonet, 3, 180. 

Robert, 103, 204, 214, 224. 

Watt, David, 29. 

George, 108, 166. 

James, 129 ; epitaph on, 76 and n, 

77. 

Robert, 36, 84, 88, 90, 175, 180. 

Thomas, 216. 

Wauch or Waugh, Nicoll, 261. 

Wm., 297, 298. 

Webster (Vobster), Issobell, 153. 

James, 13 w. 

John, 17, 38, 39,94, 199. 

Robert, 76. 

Thomas, 270. 

Wed der burn family : — 

Alexander i. (father of David), m. 
Janet Myln, 2 w, 4, 5, 6, 9«, 1 1 w, 1 3, 
14 n, 17, 54, 74, 76, 93, 120, 189 n. 

2. (son of Robert 2), 55 n. 

3, in Cupar, and of Pittormie, 

47, 59 and n, 126. 

4. (elder brother of David), of 

Kingennie, clerk of Dundee, called 
in the MS. ' Mr. Alexander ' or the 
clerk ; m. Helen Ramsay. Passim 
e.g. 6,7, 8,9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 n, 
21, 22, 23, 25, 31, 32 n, 40, 47, 48, 
71,74,82,83,92,93,96,98,100,101, 
105,123, 124, 148, 160, 162, 189 «. 

5. of Kingennie (eldest son of 

Alexander 4), 74. 

6. sir Alexander of Blackness 

(son of James l), 24, 25 n. 

7. (son of Robert 3), 83 «, 97, 

99. 

8. m. Isobell Anderson, 14 «, 

19 n. 

■ 9. (son of David l), 47, 55, 125, 

160, 187. 

10. Q. C. xxxiv, 7^ n. 

Andrew, 59 n. 

Barbara (aunt of David), 3 «, 

42, 155, 163, 174, 175, 183. 

Cristean (dau. of Alex. 3), m. capt. 
Cunninghame, 165. 

David I. of the ' Compt Buik,' m. 
Matild Beaton. See passim, e.g., i, 
4, 15, 18, Of^seq. (hisfamilyregister); 
95 (marriage contract); 95, 191 (his 
admission as burgess) ; 122 seq. (re- 
vised family register) ; 1 30 (creation 
as notary), etc. etc. 

2. (son of Robert 5), 105, 147 «. 

(son of David i), 48, 124. 

59 n, 147 n. 



322 COMPT BUIK OF DAVID WEDDERBURNE 



Wedderburn family {continued) — 
David, m. Helen Lawson, 145 ;/. 
Elizabeth i. (dau. of Alex. 7), 

83 «. 

2. (dau. of John 3), 91, 145. 

Eufame (dau. of David i), 48, 53, 

54, 84, 123, 129, 176, 177, 188. ' 
George (son of Peter i), 187. 
Helen i. (dau, of Alex. 7), 83 n. 
2. (dau. of Robert 3), m. And. 

Boyd, 73, 94, 95. 

3. (dau. of David i), 47, 106, 

123, 127, 141, 167, 176, 177. 

Henry (son of David i), 126, 127. 

Isobel (dau. of David i), 47, 126. 

James I. (second son of Alex. 4), 
generally designed ' Mr.', 24 «, 25, 
37, 46, 106, 107 w, 115, 143. 

2. (brother of David), 2^,26, 29, 

32 «, 38 «, 48, 68, 90, 92, 95, 99, 
105, 106, 115, 125, 153, 163, 172, 
189 n. 

3. (son of David i), 48, 125, 

173. 

Janet I. (dau. of Peter l), m. William 
Davidson, 47, 125. 

2. (dau. of David I), 48, 85, 124. 

Jean (dau. of Alex. 4), 76. 

John I. (fifth son of Alex. 4), 169. 

2. 19, 54, 85, 147 n. 

3. of Craigie, 145 «, 165. 

4. in Kirkstyel, 40, 108, 139, 

186, 189. 

5. of Auchterhouse, 78 n. 

6. m. Dundas, 145 n. 

Katharine I. (sister of David), m. I, 
William Duncan ; 2, William Fer- 
guson, I n^ 2n, 10, 32 «, 38 n, 42, 
48, 56, 60, 81, 92, 124, 125, 172, 
173, 189 w. 

2. (dau. of David i), 48, 124. 

Magdalen I. (dau. of Alex. 4), 47, 
59 w, 126. 

2. (granddau. of Alex. 5), m. 

John Scrymgeour of Kirktoun, i n. 

3. (dau. of David l), 47, 126, 

171. 
Margaret i. (sister of David), m. 

Peter Clayhills, 9 n, 32 n, 38 n, 

48, 60, 67 n, 70, 124, 126, 132 n, 

189 n. 

2. m. capt. W. Haliburton, 82. 

Matild (dau. of David l), 48, 123, 

176, 177, 
Patrick (son of Alex. 8), 14 w, 19 «, 

37, 89, 90, 166, 183. 
Peter I. (fraternal uncle of David),9 n, 

27, z^, 40, 78, 88, 89, 95, 125 n, 

172, 187. 



Wedderburn family {continued) — 
Peter 2. (son of Peter i), 78, 88, 116, 

153, 167, 169, 183, 187. 
3. (third son of Alex. 4), 160, 

187. 
4. (brother of David), 2 «, 13, 

32 «, 38 n, 72, 92, 93, 94, 115, 

141, 148, 153, 171, 172, 181, 186, 

189 n. 
sir Peter, 5. of Gosford (son of James 

I), 24, 25 «. 
Richard (son of Alex. 8), 14 «, 19 n, 

Robert I. (grandfather of David of the 
' Compt Buik '), m. Janet Kyd, 
II n, 12 n, 15, 17, 18, 189 n. 

■ 2. notary (paternal uncle of 

David), 2n, T^n, 12 n, 15, 18, 21, 
24, 25, 33, 35 n, 38, 48, 54, 55, 81, 
89, 93. 95. 96, loi, 105, 116, 129, 
140, 141, 160, 161, 168, 177, 186, 
187. 

3. (brother of David), 12 «, 17, 

18 n, 19, 25, 29, 40, 49, 73, 78, 
90, 92, 194,97-99, 142, 146, 147, 158, 
165, 172, 179, 181, 186, 189 n. 
He m. I, Grissell Duncan, 18 w ; 
2, Elspet Lovell, 18^,73,151, 152, 
166 ; 3, Elspet Herin, 18 «, 94, 98, 
99. 

4. vicar of Dundee, 147 n. 

5. merfchant (son of Robert 4), 

m. Eufame Coustoun, 54, 67, 78, 
93, 97, 121, 123, 147, 156, 159, 
160, 181. 

6. (brother of Alexander 3), 

59 «. 

Walter, in Welgait, 59 n. 

William I. (fourth son of Alex. 4), 
167, 171. 

2. (brother of David), 13, 30 n, 

38, 43, 92, 93, 100, 168, 172, 173, 
189 n. 

3. (son of James i), 24, 25 n. 

4. m. Margaret Rollok, 145 n. 

5. monk, 59 n. 

6. rev., of Pittenweem and Dun- 
dee, 59 n. 
Weir, Andro, in Etheltoun, 27. 

John, 213. 

Wemyss (Weymis), David, 240, 258, 

269, 284, 294. 

John, 256. 

Walter, 282. 

William, 62, 139, 171, 245, 253, 

258, 270, 272, 285, 293, 294. 
West field, Dundee, 76. 
Westhall. See Betoun, James. 
lady. See Cockburn, Helen. 



INDEX 



White or Whyte (Quhyte), Andrew, 8, 
35. 214. 

David, 104, 170. 

J. Martin, 13 n. 

James F., 13 ;z. 

Robert, 200. 

Whitehall close, 36 n. 

Whittinghame. Sec Douglas, Archi- 
bald. 

Wichtan or Vichtan, Thomas, 54, 74, 
75,85, 100, 115, 155, 169, 187. 

Wider, Patrik, 183. 

Williamsone, George, 208. 

James, 244, 255. 

Johne, 24 and «, 225. 

Robert, 97. 

Wilsone, David, 261, 296. 

Wischert, Euffame, 48, 123. 

George, 8 w, 11 «, 173, 174. 

of Drymmie, ii, 167 ??. 

James, 213. 

Wod, James, 106. 

Woodhill, II «. 

Wricht, Johne, 230, 258. 

Walter, 276. 



Wricht, William, 204, 216, 219, 220, 

236, 247, 273, 297. 
Wyes, Henrie, 281. 
Wyntoun (Wentoun), Alex., 35. 

of Strathmartine, 34 and «, 35, 

89, 149. 

Yeaman, David, 48, 123 and «, 219, 

237, 248. 

John, 165, 224, 247, 261, 273, 

281, 291, 293, 297. 

Patrick, 223. 

Young, Andro, 235. 

Isobell, 7. 

James, 36, 90, 175, 229, 242, 256, 

268, 284. 

Janet, 162. 

John, 269. 

Peter, 8 «, 183. 

sir Peter, of Seaton, 117 «. 

Robert, 163. 

Thomas, 28 and ;/, in, 142. 

ZoRDY, Patrik, 220. 



,, OF THE 

UNIVERSITY 

OF 



THE END 



Printed by T. and A. Constable, Printers to Her Majesty 
at the Edinburgh University Press 



REPORT OF THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL 

MEETING OF THE 

SCOTTISH HISTORY SOCIETY 



The Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society was held on 
Tuesday, November 23, 1897, in DowelPs Rooms, George 
Street, Edinburgh — The Earl of Rosebery in the chair. 

The Hon. Secretary read the Report of the Council, as 
follows : — 

Since the last General Meeting of the Society the members 
have received (1) The Ithurary of Prince Charles Edward, 
edited by Mr. W. B. Blaikie, as a supplement to The Lyon 
in Mourning, a volume belonging to the issue of 1895-96 ; 
(2) Wariston^s Diary and other Papers, presented by Messrs. 
T. and A. Constable as a gift to all members on the roll of 
the Society in the current year 1896-97. 

The two volumes belonging to the ordinary issue of this year 
are : (1) The Memorials of John Murray of Broughton and 
(2) The Compt Buik of Bailie David Wedderhurne, Merchant 
of Dundee. Both of these works have been unexpectedly 
delayed, but not without some compensation. Mr. Fitzroy 
Bell has had the good fortune to discover, during the past 
year, a number of important papers, in the British Museum, 
Public Record Office, and elsewhere, illustrating the affairs 
dealt with in Murray's narratives. These supplementary 
documents, which make 150 pages of print, add considerably 
to the interest as well as to the bulk of the volume so long 
expected. The whole is in type except the editor''s intro- 



2 

duction, and it should be in the hands of members before 
the end of the year. 

Mr. A. H. Millar, as was intimated at the last meeting, 
has also made material additions to Wedderburne's Compt 
Bulk, supplementing the merchant's private record by the 
Shipping Lists of the Port of Dundee for 1580-1618. These 
lists involved careful and laborious editing. The greater part 
of the volume is, however, through the press, and will be 
ready for issue with Murray's Memorials. 

The works in preparation for next year, 1897-98, are — 

I. The first volume of The Papers relating to the Scots 
Brigade at the Hague, consisting of (1) Extracts from the 
Resolutions of the States General ; Resolutions of the Council 
of State ; Portfolios of Requests, of Diplomatic Correspondence, 
and of Military affairs, etc., and (2) Regimental Papers, kept 
in the several regiments during the eighteenth century, and 
now preserved among the municipal archives in the Town 
Hall of Rotterdam. 

The documents from the archives of the Hague will alone 
make two of the Society's volumes. A break, however, occurs 
naturally at the Revolution of 1688, when the regiments 
passed, for about ten years, into the direct service of Great 
Britain under William iii. This first volume is ready to go 
to the printer at once. A subsequent volume will carry on 
the foreign history of the regiments from the period of the 
Revolution until the final merging of the Brigade in the 
Dutch national troops, and the consequent departure of the 
British officers in 1783. 

The Rotterdam papers, which are of an entirely different 
character, being chiefly registers of births, deaths, and mar- 
riages within the regiments, will form a volume apart. 

II. The second publication to be issued next year will be the 
first volume of the Montereul Correspofidence, for this also 
will consist of two volumes. More than half of MontereuPs 
letters, beginning with August 1645, and dealing with his 



negotiations between the Scots Commissioners and Charles i. 
in the interests of France, and ending with the surrender of 
the king to the Scots army, were written from London, New- 
castle, and Newark ; but after the withdrawal of the Scots 
from England, and their abandonment of Charles, Montereul 
took up his residence in Edinburgh as accredited agent of the 
King of France. His letters from Edinburgh (eighty in number) 
date from February 1647 to July 1648. With these are incor- 
porated the letters of De Bellievre, the French ambassador in 
London, and some few other papers on Scottish affairs of the 
time. The French papers will in all cases be accompanied 
with an English translation. 

The Society has lost during the past year eleven members, 
nine by death and two by resignation. The vacancies will 
be immediately filled up, maintaining the roll of individual 
members at its full complement of four hundred, and leaving 
eighty names on the list of applicants for admission. 

It is desirable that it should be generally known that, 
although the number of private subscribers has been, for good 
reasons, limited to four hundred, there is no such limit placed 
on the subscription of public libraries. All public libraries, 
or libraries belonging to public bodies, at home or abroad, 
are free to become members of the Society at any moment. 
During the past year five such libraries have taken advantage 
of this rule, bringing the total number of libraries, now 
subscribing, to fifty-six. 

It is proposed by the Council that the Rule, No. 7, re- 
garding the date of the Annual General Meeting be altered, 
by substituting the words ' at the end of October or at an 
approximate date to be determined by the Council," in place 
of the words, ' on the last Tuesday of October.' 

Three members of the Council retire by rotation : Mr. 
J. R. N. Macphail, the Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, and 
Sir Arthur Mitchell. The Council propose that Sir Arthur 
Mitchell be re-elected and that Mr. W. K. Dickson, Advocate, 



and Dr. David Patrick be appointed in the place of Mr. 
Macphail and Mr. Hallen. 

The accompanying abstract of the Hon. Treasurer's accounts 
shows that the income for 1896-97 has been ^^489, 18s. and the 
expenditure £S69, Ss. 9d., an excess of income over expendi- 
ture of ^^120, 15s. 3d. There is a balance due by the bank as 
at 27th October 1897 of ^195, 9s. 3d. 

There has been paid out of the Reserve Fund for transcripts 
of papers relating to the Scots Brigade in Holland the sum 
of ^£^91, leaving the amount of that fund now at ^61, 10s. 

The Earl of Rosebery, in moving the adoption of the Report, said 
— Ladies and gentlemen. It gives me sincere pleasure once more 
to be in my proper place in the chair on the occasion of our annual 
meeting, even although I understand that it has been necessary to 
break a rule in order to secure my presence, an alteration of the 
rule which is dimly hinted at in the Report to which you have 
listened. I myself do not know why it was felt that the Scottish 
History Society should only meet at the end of October. It is a 
rule which has never been explained to me, and which I think we 
would do well to expunge. With regard to the matter of the 
Report, there is a paragraph immediately before that to which I 
call attention, which I tliink is of some importance. We limit 
ourselves as regards private members, but we do not limit our- 
selves as regards public libraries ; therefore no one can say that we 
are dilettantes or obscurantists with regard to the information 
which we provide. We place it at the disposal of public libraries, 
but we reserve to ourselves the limitation of our own membership. 
Well, gentlemen, what is the prospect that the Report holds out 
to us as regards publications. In the first place, we have the books 
for next year, The Papers relating to the Scots Brigade at the Hague, 
which is a subject of singular and original interest, and which I am 
sure we shall all welcome. Then there comes the Montereul 
Correspondence, which will throw light on what I think all will 
acknowledge to be a very obscure part of Scottish history, and 
which will furnish invaluable material to the historian. Then we 
have closely upon us The Compt Buik of Wedderbume, during the 
end of the sixteenth and part of the seventeenth century, which I 
think falls closely within the scope of what we had in view when 
we founded this Society — to throw light on the life of the country 



and the people ; and I am sure nothing can do that so much as 
the Scottish accompt books which we have been privileged to 
inspect and to publish. But, if I may say, the bonne houche in my 
opinion of all that is held out to us is The Memorials of John 
Murray of Broughton. We all remember the famous story of Sir 
Walter Scott's father and the mysterious stranger who partook of 
tea in Sir Walter Scott's father's house, and the father Scott 
throwing the teacup out of the window and saying, ^ No man shall 
ever taste out of a cup that has been used by Murray of Broughton/ 
That is a singular and sinister incident, and the memory of Murray 
of Broughton is not altogether savoury in the nostrils of history. 
But for all that that only makes the publication of his own apologia 
the more interesting. I have been privileged, owing, I suppose, to 
my official position, to have a private taste of this publication, and 
I can assure you that your anticipations will not be disappointed, 
and that you will not regret the delay which has enabled Mr. 
Fitzroy Bell to add a considerable number of original papers from 
the Record Office and from Her Majesty's collection at Windsor 
to that book. The only part I have not seen of the book is 
perhaps that which we will all like the best, which is the introduc- 
tion by Mr. Fitzroy Bell ; but that is a part which cannot be hurried, 
and I am assured it is in good progress, and it will make the 
volume additionally welcome when it comes. Now, gentlemen, 
will you forgive me if I say one or two words, as I have not been 
here for some time, owing to this nefarious rule of which I com- 
plain — one or two words on the general scope and work of our 
Society. In doing so I feel rather reminded of the speech by the 
late genial Sir George Harvey, the President of the Royal Scottish 
Academy, which I heard him make at one of the banquets of the 
Academy, which have unfortunately fallen into abeyance. Sir 
George Harvey was delighted with the exhibition, and he made a 
speech which amounted in brief to this — There never was such an 
Academy, and there never were such pictures. Well, that is my 
view of our Society, (Hear, hear.) I shall express it quite 
frankly — there never was such a Society, and there never were 
such publications. I very much doubt if any one can find any 
serious fault with anything that the Society has done or with any 
publication that the Society has put forward, and I venture to ask 
you of what other society known to you can so much be said } 
What is it that we have been privileged to do ? What is the gap 
that we have been enabled to fill up } I think all our publications 



6 

are valuable ; I am sure they are. But some epochs and some sub- 
jects appeal more especially to some than to others^ and I think that 
we may say that on two subjects of great importance we have been 
enabled to do a good work — work which perhaps no other Society 
could have done. But besides that I flatter myself, — but here I can- 
not carry my contention into the region of proof — I flatter myself 
that we have done much more than simply instruct by our publica- 
tions. We have done something in the way of inspiration to 
writers and of inducing many to tread the field of Scottish history 
who might not have been so attracted except by our publications. 
I will take one book^ the author of which is personally unknown 
to me, and which I have read, and which I daresay you have read, 
with the greatest admiration and delight. The Bye-ways of Scottish 
History, by Dr. James Colville, of Glasgow. I cannot say for 
certain, for I have absolutely no knowledge on the point, that that 
book has derived any inspiration from our work, but I like to think 
that it has, Well, what are the two subjects on which I think it 
has been the privilege of this Society to do the most important 
work } The first is the history of the Stuart family after the 
abdication of James ii., and that is a period of history which is 
still open to the historian. The history of the Stuarts after the 
abdication of James ii., in spite of the invaluable material that 
exists both at Windsor and elsewhere, and in spite of the very 
valuable monographs on the various rebellions which they inspired 
which have been written, remains yet I think to be properly put 
in shape. Now, we have done a good deal in that way. I myself 
have been privileged to co-operate by the publication of some lists 
of those who took part in the rebellion of '45. I do not mention 
that fact as an encouragement to others, but I mention it because 
of the warning that it gave to me, which will last me as long as 
my life. In a preface to that book I put in an extract which I 
duly copied from a veracious authority, but when I was challenged 
as to my authority I have never been able to put my hand on it 
from that day to this, or to find the pamphlet from which . I 
extracted it. Therefore, it is only one more confirmation of the 
invaluable advice given by an aged sage to one who sought his 
guidance in life — ' Always wind up your watch at night, and verify 
your quotations.' But, gentlemen, I also like to think that if I 
have not been able to do very much myself, I made a suggestion 
at the last meeting which I was able to attend which bore instant 
fruit. I don't believe the result was due to my suggestion. I am 



not so vain as to think so, but I am happy to think that two 
minds came together, and the result was that the suggestion that 
I made that we might have an itinerary of the wanderings of 
Charles Edward after the battle of Culloden has borne fruit, and 
has been admirably carried out by Mr. Blaikie in a volume which 
is now published. Now, let me make another suggestion, which 
I hope will be equally fruitful. Before the history of the Stuarts 
can be written there is a book which must be compiled, and will 
not be easily compiled. I suppose you all know Haydn's Book of 
Dignities, which has been continued in a later edition by a Mr. 
Ockerby, and published by Messrs. Allen and Co. It contains all the 
prominent honours, and dignities, and ministries which have been 
conferred by the monarchy during the whole period of our history. 
But what is wanted is a book of those dignities which were con- 
ferred by the Stuarts after their departure from England in 1689- 
During almost all that time they had their secretaryships of state 
and their peerages, their knighthoods, and their various dignities, 
and a list of that kind would be a most valuable assistance to an 
historian of the Stuarts. I quite admit that the first edition 
might not be a very complete book, because, I say, there would 
be some difficulty in the compilation, but the first edition would 
bring out so many suggestions, and put the editor on the track of 
so many papers, that the second and the third and fourth editions 
would be works of incalculable value to historians. Now, I dare 
say, you might say — What is the use of any such book } the 
dignities died with the people, and they were not of much interest 
when they existed. But that is not the fact. Historians, with 
all respect be it said to them, are not sufficiently careful in matters 
of detail. They do not give us the actual date of resignations of 
power and accessions to power, and in the majority of histories, if 
anybody wishes to read them accurately, he has to read them 
with some sort of calendar of dignities, with the exact dates by 
his side, and with the book which I suggest. There is also this 
to be said, that whereas dignities and ministries are perhaps of 
ephemeral interest when conferred by dynasties that are actually 
existing, there is an element of sympathetic pathos about them 
when they represent nothing but a faded, an abdicated, and a 
banished power. I am not sure that the whole calendar of the 
melancholy Court of the Stuarts, their shadowy secretaries of state, 
and their purely nominal dignities, would not have a greater 
interest both for the historian and the student of human nature 



8 

than that book of Haydn's to which I have referred, which tells 
you of those who enjoyed power and substantial rank. Well, 
gentlemen, I pass from that subject, the history of the Stuarts, 
where I am sure we have laid a sure foundation for the future 
historian, and I come to another subject on which a history has 
also to be written, and where I think we shall some day be 
recognised as having done an incalculably good work — I mean the 
history of Scotland in the eighteenth century. The history of 
Scotland in the eighteenth century has, I think, by all avowal, 
never been written. You have had the history of the two or three 
rebellions that were stirred up by the Stuarts or by their agents. 
You have had copious histories of the Union. You have had the 
history of the Porteous Mob told in great detail, and by a great 
master of fiction as well. You have had the Darien scheme told 
in great detail. Wherever the history of Scotland in the eighteenth 
century has touched politics it has been told, but the history of 
Scotland in the eighteenth century only in a very rare and indirect 
degree did touch politics at all. After the Union I think we may 
say that Scotland determined to take with the disability of the 
laws of her separate government the full advantage of it. She 
gave herself up to fitting herself for the great part that she was 
destined to play in the government of the British Empire. She 
recovered by a long period of repose the exhaustion of the political 
part of her history, which was all excitement and which was no 
repose, and as the affluent forces of nature gathered themselves 
together under the uniform and impassive covering of the snow, 
so under the apparent deadness and moderatism of the eighteenth 
century Scotland was collecting her strength for the effort which 
she has put forward in the nineteenth. But there is even more to 
be said than this. She gained not merely by her reserve and 
recuperation of strength in the eighteenth century, but by the 
removal of the Court and of the Parliament and of the fashion of 
Scotland to the Southern Metropolis. She was enabled to develop 
in her rural districts types of independent character, which, I am 
sorry to say, under the influence of the more successful nineteenth 
century, with its railways and its hurry and its newspapers, are rapidly 
disappearing, and which it will be the privilege of the historian of 
the eighteenth century carefully to record. Well, I have been much 
longer than I intended to be, but I was anxious to call attention 
to the two fields in which I think we have done specially valuable 
work, and which, I think, may encourage the historian of the 



9 

future. I think the historian of the eighteenth century will not 
be able perhaps to confine his researches to that century. He 
will have to carry it on to the first quarter of the nineteenth 
century, for the period of which I speak has hardly ceased till 
the Ministry of Mr. Canning, and, indeed, some of us have been 
able to see in our lifetimes survivals of these rare types of lairds 
and of divines, and of the servants of divines, which are specially 
racy and characteristic of the Scottish nation and of Scottish 
soil. Well, as long as we do this good work, I wish more 
power to our arm. In fact, as long as the Scottish History 
Society exists I look forward with a certain confidence to the 
future. Of the history of the present we know nothing whatever. 
In despite of the invaluable agencies which report to us almost 
every event as soon as it occurs, we can only learn partially and 
imperfectly the real history of our times. What we get from day 
to day is, as it were, a kodak view — limited, narrow, and piercing — 
but so limited that for the purposes of history it is of little value. 
It will be a century hence before the large and serene gaze of 
history can focus itself sufficiently on the events of the day to be 
able to place them in their true relation and their true proportion ; 
and I trust, and I firmly believe, that a hundred years hence the 
Scottish History Society will be still active and vigorous, and 
perhaps pointing its focus towards the somewhat distracting and 
distorted events of the age in which we live. 

Mr. Ralph Richardson seconded the adoption of the Report, 
which was agreed to. 

The usual vote of thanks was accorded to the Council ; and 
Sheriff Mackay moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman, 
which was acknowledged by Lord Rosebery. 



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For Year to ^Ith October 1897. 

I. Charge. 

I. Balance in Bank from last year, . . . £72 12 

11. Subscriptions, viz. — 

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at£l. Is., . . . £420 

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£423 3 
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417 18 

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6 13 6 



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Illustrations and Map, 
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. 31 
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3 
6 
9 


85 11 6 
80 7 6 


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Transcripts, 


. £70 6 
. 9 16 
. 5 




6 



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Composition, . . . . £57 
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68 8 

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Translations, 9 9 

VII. Montereul Correspondence — 

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IX. Macfarlane Manuscripts — 
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Edinburgh, i2tk November 1897. — The Auditors, having examined the 
Accounts of the Hon. Treasurer of the Scottish History Society for the year to 
27th Oct. 1897, and having compared them with the vouchers, find the said 
Accounts to be correct, closing with a balance in bank on General Account of 
£^9Si 9S' 3d., and in bank on deposit-receipt, in respect of Reserve Fund, of 
£61, IDS. The subscriptions paid in advance, amounting to two guineas, 
will be accounted for in next year's Account. 

Wm. Traquair Dickson, Auditor. 

Ralph Richardson, Auditor. 



^eottisl) ^istoxv ^ocietp* 



THE EXECUTIVE. 

President. 
The Earl of Rosebery, K.G.^ K.T., LL.D. 

Chairman of Council. 
David Masson, LL.D., Historiographer Royal for Scotland. 

Council. 
W. K. Dickson, Advocate. 
David Patrick, LL.D. 

Sir Arthur Mitchell, K.C.B., M.D., LL.D. 
^NEAs J. G. Mackay, LL.D., Sheriff of Fife and Kinross. 
Sir John Cowan, Bart. 
J. Balfour Paul, Lyon King of Arms. 
G. W. Prothero, Litt. D., Professor of History in the 
University of Edinburgh. 

J. R. FiNDLAY. 

P. Hume Brown, M.A., LL.D. 

J. Ferguson, Advocate. 

Right Rev. John Dowden, D.D., Bishop of Edinburgh. 

Professor Sir Thomas Grainger Stewart, M.D. 

Cori'esponding Members of the Council. 

C. H. Firth, Oxford ; Samuel Rawson Gardiner, D.C.L.,LL.D. ; 
Rev. W. D. Macray, Oxford ; Rev. Professor A. F. Mitchell, 
D.D., St. Andrews. 

Hon. Treasurer. 
J. T. Clark, Keeper of the Advocates' Library. 

Hon. Secretary. 
T. G. Law, LL.D., Librarian, Signet Library, 



RULES 

1. The object of the Society is the discovery and printing, 
under selected editorship, of unpublished documents illus- 
trative of the civil, religious, and social history of Scotland. 
The Society will also undertake, in exceptional cases, to issue 
translations of printed works of a similar nature, which have 
not hitherto been accessible in English. 

2. The number of Members of the Society shall be limited 
to 400. 

3. The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Council, 
consisting of a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, and twelve 
elected Members, five to make a quorum. Three of the twelve 
elected Members shall retire annually by ballot, but they shall 
be eligible for re-election. 

4. The Annual Subscription to the Society shall be One 
Guinea. The publications of the Society shall not be delivered 
to any Member whose Subscription is in arrear, and no 
Member shall be permitted to receive more than one copy of 
the Society's publications. 

5. The Society will undertake the issue of its own publica- 
tions, i.e. without the intervention of a publisher or any other 
paid agent. 

6. The Society will issue yearly two octavo volumes of about 
320 pages each. 

7. An Annual General Meeting of the Society shall be held 
at the end of October, or at an approximate date to be 
determined by the Council. 

8. Two stated Meetings of the Council shall be held each 
year, one on the last Tuesday of May, the other on the Tues- 
day preceding the day upon which the Annual General Meeting 
shall be held. The Secretary, on the request of three Members 
of the Council, shall call a special meeting of the Council. 

9. Editors shall receive 20 copies of each volume they edit 
for the Society. 

10. The owners of Manuscripts published by the Society will 
also be presented with a certain number of copies. 

11. The Annual Balance-Sheet, Rules, and List of Members 
shall be printed. 

12. No alteration shall be made in these Rules except at a 
General Meeting of the Society. A fortnight^s notice of any 
alteration to be proposed shall be given to the Members of the 
Council. 



PUBLICATIONS 

OF THE 

SCOTTISH HISTORY SOCIETY 

For the year 1886-1887. 

1. Bishop Pococke's Tours in Scotland, 1747-1760. Edited by 

D. W. Kemp. (Oct. 1887.) 

2. Diary of and General Expenditure Book of William 

Cunningham of Craigends, 1673-1680. Edited by the Rev. 
James Dodds, D.D. (Oct. 1887.) 

For the year \SS1-\SSS. 

3. Panurgi Philo-caballi Scoti Grameidos libri sex. — The 

Grameid : an heroic poem descriptive of the Campaign of 
Viscount Dundee in 1689, by James Philip of Almerieclose. 
Translated and Edited by the Rev. A. D. Murdoch. 

(Oct. 1888.) 

4. The Register of the Kirk-Session of St. Andrews. Part i. 

1559-1582. Edited by D. Hay Fleming. (Feb. 1889.) 

For the year 1888-1889. 

5. Diary of the Rev. John Mill, Minister of Dunrossness, Sand- 

wick, and Cunningsburgh, in Shetland, 1740-1803. Edited 
by Gilbert Goudie, F.S.A. Scot. (June 1889.) 

6. Narrative of Mr. James Nimmo, a Covenanter, 1654-1709. 

Edited by W. G. Scott-Moncrieff, Advocate. (June 1889.) 

7. The Register of the Kirk-Session of St. Andrews. Part ii. 

1583-1600. Edited by D. Hay Fleming. (Aug. 1890.) 



PUBLICATIONS 



For the year 1889-1890. 
I 

8. A List of Persons concerned in the Rebellion (1745). With 
a Preface by the Earl of Rosebery and Annotations by the 
Rev. Walter Macleod. (Sept. 1890.) 

Presented to the Society by the Earl of Rosebery. 

9. Glamis Papers: The '^ Book of Record/ a Diary written by 

Patrick^ first Earl of Strathmore, and other documents 
relating to Glamis Castle (1684-89). Edited by A. H. 
Millar, F.S.A. Scot. (Sept. 1890.) 

10. John Major's History of Greater Britain (1521). Trans- 
lated and Edited by Archibald Constable, with a Life of the 
author by ^neas J. G. Mackay, Advocate. (Feb. 1892.) 



For the year 1890-1891. 

11. The Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies, 

1646-47. Edited by the Rev. Professor Mitchell, D.D., and 
the Rev. James Christie, D.D., with an Introduction by the 
former. (May 1892.) 

12. Court-Book of the Barony of Urie, 1604-1747. Edited 
by the Rev. D. G. Barron, from a ms. in possession of Mr. R. 
Barclay of Dorking. (Oct. 1892.) 



For the year 1891-1892. 

13. Memoirs of the Life of Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, 
Baronet, Baron of the Exchequer, Commissioner of the Union, 
etc. Extracted by himself from his own Journals, 1676-1755. 
Edited from the original ms. in Penicuik House by John M. 
Gray, F.S.A. Scot. (Dec. 1892.) 

14. Diary of Col. the Hon. John Erskine of Carnock, l683- 

1687. From a ms. in possession of Henry David Erskine, 
Esq., of Cardross. Edited by the Rev. Walter Macleod. 

(Dec. 1893.) 



PUBLICATIONS fi 

For the year 1892-1893. 

15. Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, First Volume — 

The Library of James vi., 1573-83. 

(Edited by G. F. Warner.) 
Documents illustrating Catholic Policy, 1596-98. 

(T. G. Law.) 
Letters of Sir Thomas Hope, 1627-46. (Rev. R. Paul.) 

Civil War Papers, 1643-50. (H. F. Morland Simpson.) 

Lauderdale Correspondence, 1660-77. 

(Rev. John Dowden, D.D.) 
TuRNBULLS Diary, 1657-1704. (Rev. R. Paul.) 

Masterton Papers, 1 660-1 7 19. (V. A. Noel Paton.) 

Accompt of Expenses in Edinburgh, 1715. (A. H. Millar.) 
Rebellion Papers, 1715 and 1745. (H. Paton.) (Dec. 1893.) 

16. Account Book of Sir John Foulis of Ravelston (1671-1707). 
Edited by the Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen. (June 1894.) 

For the year 1893-1894. 

17. Letters and Papers illustrating the Relations between 

Charles il and Scotland in 1650. Edited, with Notes and 
Introduction, by Samuel Rawson Gardiner, LL.D., etc. 

(July 1894.) 

18. Scotland and the Commonwealth. Letters and Papers 

relating to the Military Government of Scotland, Aug. 
1651 — Dec. 1653. Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by 
C. H. Firth, M.A. (Oct. 1895.) 

For the year 1894-1895. 

19. The Jacobite Attempt of 1719- Letters of James, second 

Duke of Ormonde, relating to Cardinal Alberoni's project 
for the Invasion of Great Britain on behalf of the 
Stuarts, and to the Landing of the Earl Marischal in 
Scotland. Edited by W. K. Dickson, Advocate. (Dec. 1895.) 

20. 21. The Lyon in Mourning, or a Collection of Speeches, 

Letters, Journals, etc., relative to the Affairs of Prince 
Charles Edward Stuart, by the Rev. Robert Forbes, A.M., 
Bishop of Ross and Caithness. 1746-1775. Edited from his 
Manuscript by Henry Paton, M.A. Vols. i. and 11. 

(Oct. 1895.; 



6 PUBLICATIONS 

For the year 1895-1896. 

22. The Lyon in Mourning. Vol. in. (Oct. 1896.) 

23. Supplement to the Lyon in Mourning. — Itinerary of Prince 
Charles Edward. With a Map. Edited by W. B. Blaikie. 

(April 1897.) 

24. Extracts from the Presbytery Records of Inverness and 

Dingwall from 1638 to 1688. Edited by William Mackay. 

(Oct. 1896.) 

25. Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies 
{continued) for the years 1648 and 1649. Edited by the Rev. 
Professor Mitchell, D.D., and Rev. James Christie, D.D. 

(Dec. 1896.) 

For the year \^dQ-\Wt, 

26. Wariston's Diary and other Papers — 

Johnston of Wariston's Diary, 1639. (G. M. Paul.) 

The Honours of Scotland, 1651-52. (C. R. A. Howden.) 

The Earl of Mar's Legacies, 1722, 1726. (Hon. S. Erskine.) 
Letters by Mrs. Grant of Laggan. (J. R. N. Macphail.) 

(Dec. 1896.) 
Presented to the Society by Messrs. T. and A. Constable. 

27. Memorials of John Murray of Broughton, sometime 
Secretary to Prince Charles Edward, 1740-1747. Edited 
by R. FiTZROY Bell, Advocate. (May 1898.) 

28. The Compt Buik of David Wedderburne, Merchant of 

Dundee, 1587-1630. With the Shipping Lists of the Port of 
Dundee, 1580-1618. Edited by A. H. Millar. (May 1898.) 

For the year 1897-1898. 

29. The Political Correspondence of Jean de Montereul and 

the Brothers Belli^^vre, French Ambassadors in England 
AND Scotland, 1645-1648. Vol. i. Edited from the 
originals in the French Foreign Office, with Translation and 
Notes by J. G. Fotheringham. 

Documents in the Archives of the Hague and Rotterdam 
concerning the Scots Brigade in Holland. Edited by J. 
Ferguson, Advocate. Vol. i. 



PUBLICATIONS 7 

In preparation, 

Scotland during the Protectorate, l65S-lQ59 l in continuation 
of Scotland and the Commonwealth. Edited by C. H. Firth. 

MONTEREUL AND BeLLI^VRE CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. II. 

Documents concerning the Scots Brigade in Holland. Vol. ii. 

Journal of a Foreign Tour in 1665 and 1666 by John Lauder^ 
Lord Fountainhall. Edited by Donald Crawford, Sheriff 
of Aberdeenshire. 

Sir Thomas Craig's De Unione Regnorum Britanni^e. Edited, 
with an English Translation, from the unpublished ms. in the 
Advocates* Library, by David Masson, LL.D., Historiographer 
Royal. 

A Translation of the Statuta Ecclesi^e ScoTicANiE, 1225-1556, 
by David Patrick, LL.D. 

The Diary of Andrew Hay of Stone, near Biggar, afterwards 
OF Craignethan Castle, 1659-60. Edited by A. G. Reid 
from a manuscript in his possession. 

Records of the Commissions of the General Assemblies {con- 
tinued), for the years 1650-53. 

Register of the Consultations of the Ministers of Edinburgh, 
and some other brethren of the ministry from divers 
parts of the land, meeting from time to time, since the 

INTERRUPTION OF THE ASSEMBLY l653, ON THE PuBLIC AfFAIRS OF 
THIS DISTRESSED AND DISTRACTED KiRK, WITH OTHER PaPERS OF 
PUBLIC CONCERNMENT, 1 653-1 660. 

Papers relating to the Rebellions of 1715 and 1745, with other 

documents from the Municipal Archives of the City of Perth. 
A Selection of the Forfeited Estates Papers preserved inH.M. 

General Register House and elsewhere. Edited by A. H. 

Millar. 
A Translation of the Historia Abbatum de Kynlos of 

Ferrerius. By Archibald Constable, LL.D, 
Documents relating to the Affairs of the Roman Catholic 

Party in Scotland, from the year of the Armada to the 

Union of the Crowns. Edited by Thomas Graves Law, LL.D. 
Macfarlane's Genealogical and Topographical Collections in 

THE Advocates* Library. Edited by J. T. Clark, Keeper of 

the Library. 



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